Several resigned ministers, among whom Development Minister Sevil Shhaideh, Interior Minister Carmen Dan (photo) and Labour Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu, have sent to the government requests to withdraw the resignations filed last week, political sources quoted by hotnews.ro say.
Sevil Shhaideh, Vice-Premier and Development Minister, has said “the resignation is withdrawn in view of ensuring the government stability, as well as managing and completing the necessary documents for the administration of public affairs, until completing the proceedings provided by article 85 of the Constitution.”
On the other hand, the resigned Justice Minister Tudorel Toader said on Thursday that his resignation would become irrevocable on January 30, by then he hopes a new government will be in place.
“I’ve always said I will ensure the interim mandate, I will carry on my duties until the last minute. Article 6 of Law 90 provides that the resignation becomes irrevocable 15 days after it is filed to the government. I submitted my resignation on June 15, it becomes irrevocable on June 30. After June 30, I cannot withdraw it, however it does not mean the interim mandate is over. (…) I am fully confident that by June 30 a new government will be in place,” Toader said.
He declined to say if he will be part of the next cabinet.
Tudorel Toader added he had a meeting, on Wednesday, with the ALDE chairman, Calin Popescu Tariceanu.
“I had a meeting with Mr. Chairman Tariceanu and we have discussed certain topics: the first one related to the judicial effects of a minister’s resignation and the judicial effects of the no-confidence vote (censure motion). The second one was related to the laws on justice, to the legislative process in general,” Toader said.
According to ziare.com, five ministers have requested to withdraw resignations, amond them Sevil Shhaideh, Mihai Tudose, Ana Birchall, Toma Petcu and Andreea Pastarnac, while Lia Olguta Vasilescu was expected to do the same thing on Thursday. Agriculture Minister Petre Daea allegedly said he is waiting for ‘the inspiration of the moment’.
The Grindeanu cabinet was dismissed on Wednesday following a no-confidence vote filed by the PSD-ALDE governing coalition./IBNA