Dan Barna, co-chair of the party alliance, announced that six USR-PLUS ministers and deputy prime ministers are leaving the Romanian government. There are still two parties in the government led by Florin Ko, the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (DAHR).
The USR-PLUS filed a censure motion against Cîțu on Friday after it failed to convince its partners of the need for a new prime minister with the confidence of all sides. A government crisis erupted in Bucharest after Cîțu decided to implement a €10 billion development plan initiated by DAHR, despite opposition from the USR-PLUS and the replacement of one of the League’s ministers.
Representatives of the far-right AUR party also supported the censure proposal, but Dan Barna said the authenticity of the signatures on the proposal was questioned by the House committee. Thus, the National Liberation Party – which gave the prime minister – and the largest opposition party, the PSD, prevented Parliament from putting the proposal on the agenda.