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Romanian Social Democrat Leader Urges PM-Designate To Refuse Govt Leadership

Romanian social democrat leader Mircea Geoana said Tuesday social democrats, liberals, the Hungarian minority party and the group of national minorities asked designated Prime Minister Lucian Croitoru to refuse the position of prime minister and not enter a political game that is out of his league.

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Romanian Social Democrat Leader Urges PM-Designate To Refuse Govt Leadership

Geoana said social democrats, liberals, the Hungarian minorityparty and the groups for national minorities told Croitoru in ameeting Tuesday that he doesn't have a parliament majority toendorse him as prime minister and the four political partiescontinue to back Sibiu mayor Klaus Johannis for this position,adding Croitoru had better refuse the position of primeminister.

Geoana added the leaders of the parties that back Johannis forprime minister will address President Traian Basescu a letterasking him to resume consultations and withdraw Croitoru'sappointment.

 

Geoana refused to participate in the consultations initiated byBasescu after the Government led by Emil Boc was overthrown in ano-confidence vote.

Croitoru had a meeting of about half an hour Tuesday with socialdemocrats, liberals, conservatives, the Hungarian minority partyand the group for national minorities which hold together amajority of over 65% in Parliament and refuse to endorse him.

Asked whether he would refuse the position of prime minister, asopposition parties suggested he should, Croitoru declined tocomment.

Asked to comment upon how the political situation in Romania isregarded outside the country, Croitoru said things get morecomplicated as the forming of a new government is delayed, addingthe IMF assessment mission will arrive only after a new Governmentis in place.

The IMF and the World Bank have both announced their assessmentmissions will arrive in Romania only after a new government is inplace and analysts believe the international institutions may delayadditional disbursements of a nearly EUR20 billion bailout loanRomania had to secure in spring to fight a deepening recession.

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