The opposition Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) suggests that the Government should begin a real dialogue with the parliamentary parties, the civil society and the academic environment on decentralization and, if things run to the contrary, they consider filing an unqualified motion on this subject, said spokesperson for this Democrat Liberals Adriana Saftoiu on Monday.
'PDL asks the USL [Social Liberal Union] Government to withdraw its draft law and the procedure of taking responsibility for this draft law. What we are suggesting is that the Government should indeed begin a real dialogue among the parliamentary parties, the civil society and the academic environment as we think that this draft law on the administrative and territorial reorganization is as important as the draft law on revising the Constitution. Following this dialogue, PDL is suggesting a pact among all the political groups should be signed. Through this pact they should accept, they should assume the fact that nobody will use this subject and make it have an excessive political character, but a pact among political parties is necessary, but only after a real dialogue,' Saftoiu told a press conference.
She emphasized the fact that if these discussions did not take place and the pact was not signed, PDL considered filing an unqualified motion on decentralization.
'In case that they do not come to this dialogue and to this pact by which the parties assume they will not give this subject a political character and the discussion will be in the interest of Romania, and not in the interest of the local barons, PDL considers filing an unqualified motion. The subject is worth a censure motion, but we are realistic. Even if we had collected all the signatures of the opposition we should not have managed to file a censure motion,' said Saftoiu.
She made it clear that PDL intended to send Premier Victor Ponta the written version of the suggestion for conducting the dialogue on decentralization.
The spokesperson of the Democrat Liberals added that the mayors in the opposition remarked the fact that their viewpoints on decentralization were ignored. AGERPRES