Former National Liberal Party (PNL) national leader Ludovic Orban announced on Monday that the decision to step down as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies is irrevocable, and his resignation is not available to the party leader for an indefinite period, saying that if a decision is not taken within 15 days, he will submit it personally to Parliament.
"Today, I have sent to the party my resignation as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, a resignation at the disposal of the PNL president to be tabled when necessary. I did not submit my resignation to the Chamber of Deputies, because had I resigned today most likely the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies would have become a Social Democratic Party (PSD) member and I do not want to make a PSD gift," Orban explained at the Parliament House.
He underscored that his resignation is not available to the PNL president for an indefinite period.
"My resignation is not available to the PNL president for an unlimited period. If within 15 days it is not submitted to the Chamber of Deputies, (...) I will personally submit my resignation. I have announced this decision which is irrevocable. There is a very strong reason for me to do that. If someone thinks they can shut my mouth after what happened on Saturday and Sunday, it means they don't know me," Orban said, Agerpres informs.