Romanian government to face no-confidence vote

Ciolacu said the no-confidence motion has chances of being approved, even if the coalition still has the majority, and PSD is ready to propose a new prime minister. [Shutterstock/M.Moira]

Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) is expected to file motion of no confidence against the centre-right government on Wednesday. PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu claimed the government has failed in all its plans, from drafting a viable recovery plan to the vaccination campaign.

Ciolacu said the no-confidence motion has chances of being approved, even if the coalition still has the majority, and PSD is ready to propose a new prime minister.

If parliament were back a no-confidence vote, the government will be automatically dismissed and continue in an interim tenure until a new cabinet with full powers is instated.

However, the National Liberal Party (PNL, part of the EPP group), the largest party in the coalition formed with centrists USR PLUS (RE) and the Hungarian minority party UDMR (EPP) have confirmed that while their members will attend the reading of the motion, they said they will not vote. 

The vote will be scheduled for next week. 

(Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)

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