The Romanian Social Democratic Party, the largest opposition formation, stressed this Friday that it would not support a liberal-led minority government that is perpetuating a political crisis that began two months ago and for which no solution is in sight.
Liberal Nicolae Ciuca, current Defense Minister, is currently leading the formation of the government, although the deadline expires on Sunday and he has not yet reached a minimum agreement between other groups that allows him to present himself with guarantees for a vote in parliament.
“The country does not need a minority government if it is fighting the worst wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in energy prices,” said Social Democrat Marcel Ciolacu, who urged the rest of the political groups to consider a better solution or prepare for an early one Elections ahead, according to the Bloomberg news agency.
This government would also include the party representing the Hungarian ethnic group, and it was also opposed by Union Saving Romania (USR), the Liberals’ partner in the previous coalition. USR leader Dacian Ciolos also tried unsuccessfully to form a government.
The political impetus in Romania led to a motion of censure against the current executive, led by Florin Citu, on October 5th, after the alliance that supported the government was broken. The USR accused Citu of governing autocratically, breaking coalition agreements and failing to implement reforms.