Deputy Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Florin Iordache (PSD - the Social Democratic Party) believes that President Klaus Iohannis has exceeded his constitutional role in the case of the reshuffle at the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Transportation and proves this is a political battle.
"President Iohannis exceeds his constitutional role, which is that of a guarantor of the Constitution. The fact that he did not answer to the proposal of reshuffle, which is clearly the prerogative of the Prime Minister, is blocking the Government proving this is a battle, a continuous political battle and he exceeds, thus, his constitutional role. He did not understand a thing. In the end, Mr. Prime Minister needed to address the Constitutional Court, in order to unblock the Government's activity. The resignation is a unilateral act," Iordache told AGERPRES on Friday.
He also added that the PSD will analyse the situation and make a decision with respect to what to do next.
"On Friday, Prime Minister filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court of Romania. Probably, the Court will issue an opinion, but allow me to say that it won't solve the problem. The CCR can't solve this, because this problem is not of a constitutional nature, but of a political nature. And I will also tell you what are the two cause of this political problem. The first cause is de facto that Romania doesn't have a Prime Minister, the second one is the total inability of the PSD to make politics, any type of politics," the head of state said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.
Iohannis reproached the Prime Minister that "the inability to maintain a dialogue, at least at institutional level," for solving a problem. He also went on to say that the Prime Minister wrote him, without contacting him, a request of Government reshuffle, after which, "without waiting for my response," she sent another request on the same topic.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced that the Government notified the Constitutional Court of the fact that President Iohannis did not make a decision with respect to the appointment of the new ministers of transport (Mircea Draghici) and Regional Development (Lia Olguta Vasilescu).