Update: Liviu Dragnea – PSD extraordinary congress on March 10 or 17, no less than 27 state secretaries to be replaced

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Social-democrat Chairman, Liviu Dragnea, has announced on Wednesday that a PSD extraordinary congress could take place in March, when he would ask for a confidence vote from his colleagues.

PSD leader Liviu Dragnea said, after the PSD’s Executive Committee sitting, that 27 state secretaries will be replaced.

“We have completed the evaluation of state secretaries. There are 27 state secretaries to be replaced, out of 96. There are 2-3 cases where there will be discussions in the following days,” Dragnea said.

The extraordinary PSD Congress will take place on March 10 or 17, PSD leader Liviu Dragnea, adding that the location for this meeting should be established soon.

“About the congress – it will take place on March 10 or March 17, and in the next few days we will find a place where we can have a serious Congress,” Dragnea said.

One of the reasons for the congress is to ‘make the force institutions work properly,’ and to re-launch the governing programme, hotnews.ro informs.

Dragnea has explained the reasons for such an extraordinary congress. According to ziare.com, he said that “we are witnessing heated debates in the Romanian society, full of turbulence, in several fields – tax policy, health, education, wages, justice, pensions. PSD needs to have a very clear position to be defined in the expected debates. The Romanian society needs clarifications,” Dragnea has said, digi24.ro informs.

The PSD chair stressed that the society needs to be “freed from undemocratic an illegitimate groups laying pressure on the democratic institutions, I want to get properly involved in the democratization of the Romanian society and to make the force institutions work properly.”

“This congress is the best framework for those who have written letters to support such issues,” Liviu Dragnea added.

Asked if during the congress he would ask for a vote of confidence to reconfirm the party chairman, Dragnea said: ‘Absolutely, yes!’

He criticised the PSD Deputy Secretary General, Codrin Stefanescu, for talking too much and talking poorly, ziare.com reports.

The hint was also addressed to PSD Executive Chairman, Nicolae Badalau, who has asked, in a public letter on January 8, that the Standing Bureau should become the executive forum of the party so that democracy is re-established in Kisselef Street (PSD offices – our note).


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