PSD to boycott Tuesday’s vote on SIE nomination

The Social Democrat Party is not endorsing Mihai Razvan Ungureanu for the Foreign Intelligence Service leadership.

PSD parliamentary groups have unanimously decided on Monday to absent from the Parliament’s plenary sitting on Tuesday when vote on the Foreign Intelligence head nominee is scheduled starting 5 p.m.

The parliamentary group meeting was highly tenses, as some lawmakers accused Chamber Speaker Valeriu Zgonea that he allowed the plenary sitting summons.

“PSD doesn’t endorse the nomination made by president Klaus Iohannis for the following reasons: 1. It’s a crizzly nomination, without a previous consultation. 2. PSD is not giving up the principle that a party must not have all power. 3. PSD considered in 2012, too that Ungureanu cannot represent the country’s interests,”  previsoulsy said Rovana Plumb, PSD interim chairman.

The leadership of both Chambers of Parliament is convened on Monday to decide on SIE nomination. PSD and ALDE (new party led by the Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu) are against Ungureanu’s nomination, while UNPR, PNL and UDMR are endorsing it.

Parliamentary sources told Agerpres the vote is scheduled for Tuesday, when the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate will convene in a plenary sitting. Ungureanu is expected to be heard by the parliamentary committees for SIE control also on Tuesday.

See also http://www.romaniajournal.ro/vote-on-ungureanus-nomination-for-sie-splits-ruling-coalition-prompts-new-criticism-against-president-iohannis/

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