Romania's junior coalition party withdraws political support for PM

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-15 01:53:46|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BUCHAREST, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), announced on Wednesday that his party has voted to withdraw political support for Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, saying that the four ALDE ministers are ready to resign.

"We voted today to withdraw political support for the government headed by Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. Moreover, my colleagues who are members of the Executive have informed me that they have their resignations at hand," said Tariceanu after a Central Political Bureau meeting of the minor ruling party.

According to him, the cabinet led by Grindeanu is poor in implementing the governing program.

"In quantitative terms, out of a total of over 390 measures, 260 are not implemented," he explained, stressing that "the qualitative side is far more important. There are important projects that should have been launched but weren't at all."

The prime minister has a tense relationship with main leaders of the major ruling Social Democratic Party recently and refused to take the initiative to resign.

Party leader Liviu Dragnea called a meeting of the National Executive Committee late Wednesday to "analyze the implementation of the governing program and the measures required to recover the delays in the program."

According to sources participating in the ongoing meeting, Grindeanu told the meeting that he will not resign.

Furthermore, the prime minister came to the meeting with his own analysis of the governmental activity, in which he underlined that in the first two trimesters of this year, the Social Democratic Party has sent to the ministries 97 measures from the governing program, and of them only nine were not fulfilled.