It’s decided: the no-confidence motion against the Liberal Government is to be voted on Tuesday, October the 5th. This is the official announcement made in Parliament on Thursday when the no-confidence motion initiated by the main Opposition party, PSD – Social Democrats, was read.
As the no-confidence motion initiated by the other two Opposition formations, AUR and USR-PLUS, was postponed, PSD stepped in and filed its own no-confidence motion. This is why this one is to be voted first.
Political pundits expect the vote to oust PM Florin Citu and liberals from power.
The political equation is more complicated in Romania, though. The original plan of PSD was to wait until 2024 and win all the elections in Romania, by taking advantage of the clear incompetence of the Liberals in ruling the country. This no-confidence motion could lead not only to overthrowing the Government but also to early elections.
Currently, PSD has reached 35% voting intention, while AUR, the other possible partner of the Social Democrats, has reached 15%. This could form a ruling coalition of 50% with no participation from the other parties.