The Social Democrat Party (PSD) will organize protest meetings against the “parallel, illegitimate state” in Bucharest and other big cities. PSD secretary general Codrin Stefanescu said the message of the rallies will be that “this is the majority”, arguing the decision to stage protests had been taken “at the Romanians’ pressure”.
“Our meeting is not to support the Government or Dragnea, the coalition or the ruling programme, for Romanian have already voted for these last year. It will be a meeting against the parallel and illegitimate state, against the abuses, against phone tapping, against citizen right’s breaches (…) It’s a meeting showing what is the real majority in Romania, a meeting that Romanians have asked for,” Stefanescu said.
“Our message will be very clear inside and outside the country as well: this is majority, these are the Romanians who want something different, the Romanians who delegated us by vote to see things through. The message can be heard in Brussels and everywhere else, including by our critics inside the country,” the SocDem leader said.
The decision has been taken within a meeting of some PSD county leaders. Asked if PM Tudose agreed the meetings, Stefanescu said that the premier is not leader of the Braila PSD organization to decide that.
Ruling partner Tariceanu: No need for support meetings now
In retort, asked if he will attend the SocDems meetings, the PSD’s ruling partner, ALDE chairman Calin Popescu Tariceanu has stated on Monday that there is no need for support meeting right now, although “people are free to protest”.