PSD leader Liviu Dragnea claims president Iohannis incites violence, warns opposition about "scenarios" to submit criminal complains against PM Dancila
The leader of Romania's governing Social Democrats (PSD) Liviu Dragnea used a harsher than ever tone against the president and the opposition on Sunday evening. He accused President Klaus Iohannis of fueling a "sense of uncertainty" among the population, according to statements made in an interview with Romania TV news channel, as quoted by Agerpres news agency. He said such actions by the President "may amount to an attack to national security".
A day after Iohannis criticised the PSD government again and encouraged anti-government protesters in Bucharest, Dragnea said on Sunday that "I haven't ever seen the President of Romania appeal for calm. The president incited protests permanently, he even attended them multiple times, he incites violence with every statement e makes, he annoys a lot, he wants to fuel a sense of uncertainty. I have said that such action may amount to an attack to national security, because the moment you send innacurate data, you send the message that in Romania the economy doesn't run well, that salaries are not paid in Romania, that the objectives of the government programs are not met, that there is political instability, that the government is unstable, there is a risk that certain investments which should come to Romania come no longer because they hear the voice of the head of state", Dragnea said.
He claimed he was not at war with Iohannis. But he reaffirmed that he would react to any hostile statement or action from Iohannis or his supporters.
Dragnea also said he had learned that representatives of NGOs supported by opposition PNL and USR parties wanted to submit a criminal complaint against PM Viorica Dancila. "I pray God it doesn't get there. I believe there is a red line they should not cross. It was crossed when Victor Ponta was a prime minister. I say it is enough. I say they should understand there were elections in Romania, there is a solid majority which governs well. (...) I hope it doesn't happen because everybody needs stability. I pray God it doesn't get there, so that all is well, not bad", he said, according to Mediafax news agency.