Romania’s opposition hopes that a good score in the European elections would indirectly create the opportunity for overthrowing the Government.
The president of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban, announced on March 22 that his party is planning to file a no-confidence motion against the Government after the European elections on May 26, pointing out that the party's primary target is winning the ballot and moving the balance of forces in Romania’s Parliament in favor of the opposition, Hotnews.ro reported.
"Our objective is to put an end to the ruling of this Government as soon as possible because its actions have catastrophic consequences for Romania. We will file a non-confidence motion at the time when we believe that there is a chance to get a significant number of votes and overthrow the Government. After we win the European elections, it may be good timing,” Orban said in Bacau, according to Mediafax.
Orban's PNL is neck and neck in the polls with the senior ruling party - the Social Democratic Party (PSD), at little over 26% of the intended vote, while another opposition force, the USR-PLUS alliance, is third, with a score of about 15%.
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The thin margin enjoyed by Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) ahead of its main rival, the National Liberal Party...