Former Prime Minister and PSD leader Victor Ponta has invited the ex-ministers of his cabinets to a meeting in Brasov, at the end of February, social-democrat sources have told hotnews.ro. Later on, Ponta has told the same website that the meeting is to mark one year since the setting up of the Black Sea Regional Project and that the meeting has been postponed for March, as he is to leave the country in the meantime.
On Monday evening, Victor Ponta launched tough attacks against PSD leader Liviu Dragnea and PM Sorin Grindeanu, a sign that the relationship between him and the current social-democrat leader is deteriorating.
The former PM stated for Romania TV private broadcaster that PSD and the government were wrong on several issues in relation to Ordinance 13. In his opinion, the first mistake was not assuming the ordinance. “They blamed Iordache, but he didn’t do it alone, they claimed they didn’t know about it, a stupidity not even the PSD supporters do not believe, not even me,” Ponta said. He claims Dragnea-Tariceanu-Grindeanu should have openly assumed the draft ordinance.
Ponta further said that PM Sorin Grindeanu has a huge problem, given that an airplane flown by several pilots has all the chances to crash fast, as everyone is trying to get the aircraft’s leg – referring thus to PSD leader Liviu Dragnea, President Klaus Iohannis and PM Grindeanu, according to hotnews.ro.
Asked if he would have appointed Sorin Grindeanu as Prime Minister, Victor Ponta said “I would have waited a little bit.” He claims Grindeanu has a big problem. “I don’t believe the current government could win any battle to convince the people anymore. The parliament can,” Ponta said.