PM Viorica Dancila has denied she would resign from office, adding she doesn’t intend to, saying this information is a false one.
„I won’t resign and I don’t intend to. It’s a false information. Somebody who would intend to resign would not have such a busy schedule and foreign meetings in the upcoming period. Definitely, I am not planning to resign. If I had intended that, I would have come out publicly and said it,” Dancila told Antena 3 private broadcaster.
Dragnea: Desperate manipulation
In his turn, PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea dismissed the information on the PM’s resignation, arguing it is „desperate manipulation” and „an attempt to cover many true things that start coming into the light”.
„I knew they were stupid, now it shows they are desperate as well. It’s a desperate manipulation, lacking coherence. They try covering many true things that start coming into the light, the truth about August 10, the scandal with the emergency ordinance 6,” Dragnea told Antena 3.
New row on emergency ordinance no 6
The PSD leader added that Dancila Cabinet will adopt an ordinance to abrogate the ordinance 6 and its effects, accusing former PM Dacian Ciolos that „he has no idea what he has signed and that he remained the same puppet of the intelligence services”.
Dragnea said the the emergency ordinance no 6 had bene issued to keep the Romanian Intelligence Service in the tactical field.
In his turn, Justice minister Tudorel Toader pointed out that Ciolos Gov’t received CSAT’s green light for the emergency ordinance no 6 which underlay the protocols concluded between intelligence services and judiciary on the same day it had asked for it. Toader also said the ordinance had been adopted two days after it had been initiated without the opinion of the Superior Council of Magistracy, only with the opinions of CSAT and SRI.
Justice minister says that if GEO no 6 would be rejected in Parliament, all evidence managed in the cases based on such protocols would be revised.
In retort, former prime minister Dacian Ciolos explained this Cabinet had asked for the SRI’s opinion because the ordinance was directly targeting SRI, while the CSAT’s opinion was mandatory.
Ciolos stated the incumbent rulers are looking for „legislative loopholes to prevent the conclusion of some files that are jeopardizing the freedom of some politicians”.