ALDE President: Our coalition is no longer working. Tariceanu wants support for the Ponta government’s decisions
ALDE co-chair Calin Popescu Tariceanu said on Monday that, following the Ponta government resignation, the PSD-UNPR-ALDE coalition no longer functioned, each party having different positions, but will propose, at ‘alliance’ level, that the former partners support in Parliament the measures adopted during their governance.
“I do not conceal, I have an uncomfortable feeling. We were somehow forced to take a stand on our own, noting the government’s resignation. Later we saw that our coalition was no longer working, as each party tried to find a certain positioning,” Tariceanu said, asked about the relations between PSD, UNPR and ALDE.
In turn, ALDE co-chair Daniel Constantin said that, although the former conservatives have always been consistent in relation to PSD, recent events have placed the parties differently. “At the time we speak, we are on diametrically opposed positions,” said Constantin.
The ALDE proposal is that the former partners in governance to work now as an ‘alliance’ in Parliament to support the decisions adopted during the Ponta government. Tariceanu said that ALDE’s interest is to implement the governing programme with which Victor Ponta has led Romania in recent years and to ensure that there is no change of position.
He said he would discuss this issue with UNPR and PSD leaders, but the date of the meeting has not been set.