UDMR Chairman Kelemen Hunor has said on Thursday for RFI that Romania is a model of how to put the fist iton the mouth of minorities, whereas a balanced cooperation between UDMR and the PSD-ALDE coalition will be difficult, following the decision made by the Chamber of Deputies to reject the draft bill on the representation threshold.
“It was a rejection of dialogue from all political parties. Brutal interventions from PNL, PMP, ultranationalist ones. To put the fist in the mouth, not to accept discussions with the minority – this means you have hidden intentions. (…) The majority does not want to discuss with the minority, instead it wants to put the fist into the mouth and to say that things are going well. Romania is a model, this is a statement without content. It is not a model. It is a model of how to put the fist into the minorities’ mouth,” Kelemen Hunor said for RFI.
He added good sense has been violated as well as the rule of dialogue and that collaboration with PSD and ALDE would be difficult from now on.
The Chamber of Deputies plenum rejected on Wednesday the draft bill filed by UDMR to cut the representation threshold from 20% to 10% to use mother tongue in the relationship with the public administration.
The Senate is the decisional chamber.