The latter decided to announce the new government to be made of representatives of the PNL (National Liberal Party) and the UDMR (Democrat Union of Magyars in Romania) on Friday. The Parliament is to decide on the new Cabinet early next week.
Liberal sources claim the Liberals talked to the PSD MPs unofficially in order to get their parliamentary support. They say the Liberals approached Ion Iliescu in the Senate, insinuating he should be lobbying on PSD president Mircea Geoana so that he would back the government to emerge. As for the Chamber of Deputies, Viorel Hrebenciuc, a master of combinations, was at stake. Sources also say the Liberals are counting on support from both Ion Iliescu and Viorel Hrebenciuc, as the latter have been pleading for PSD to support the Liberal group.
The PSD group in Cluj doesn't share this view, as Ioan Rus is rather on the Democrats' side, given his friendship with Democrat minister Vasile Blaga.
As his intention is to announce the new Cabinet and exile the Democrats to the opposition tomorrow, the Romanian PM demanded the Liberal MPs not to leave Bucharest for the time being. He wants all the Liberal staff in Bucharest in order to counter the Democrats' accusations fast. Such accusations are very likely to emerge once the PM announces a new government with no Democrat members. (...)