Friday, October 29, 2010

Romanian opposition announces further struggle against government

29. October 2010
Source: Tanjug

Opposition parties in Romania announce they will continue their struggle against present government, although their suggestion to vote non-confidence in Prime Minister Emil Boc did not receive sufficient number of votes in the Parliament.

Opposition parties in Romania announce they will continue their struggle against present government, although their suggestion to vote non-confidence in Prime Minister Emil Boc did not receive sufficient number of votes in the Parliament.

Leading opposition Social-democratic party head Victor Ponta stated they will continue struggling to take current government down, agencies report. Liberal party President Crin Antonescu stressed, that the fight is not over.

On Wednesday the opposing parties, which suggested to vote non-confidence in current government, gathered 218 votes out of total 470 parliament members in Romanian parliament.

Since the ruling Democratic-liberal party’s management introduced strict discipline among their parliament members and senators, the opposition’s plan to win over the votes of “dissidents” failed, because they were forbidden to vote.

The government is relieved, although they will keep facing many challenges from opposition and unions, which announce protests against strict saving policy, that hit hard the ones living of their monthly salaries.

Prime Minister Boc, however, points out that Romania has no choice: the government must conduct reforms in order to get the country out of current economic crisis. That is a pre-condition to obtain loans from International Monetary Fund and European financial institutions amounting EUR 20 million, to decrease the deficit in state budget and to overcome the suspense in county’s economic development.

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