Romania's three right-wing oppositions on Friday submitted a censure motion against the coalition government comprising left-wing Social Democratic Party and centre-right Liberal-Democrat Alliance
"The favourable vote for the censure motion isn't a vote for the initiators or one based on political colours! It is a vote for Romania, for saving the country from the claws of thieves and incompetents, who are draining it of resources and are impoverishing the population," said the no-confidence motion initiated and signed by the 163 MPs of the National Liberal Party, the Save Romania Union and the People's Movement Party.
According to the Joint Bureau of the parliament, the censure motion, initiated by at least a quarter of the total number of deputies and senators, will be presented on Monday in a plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, then it will be debated and voted on Thursday.
In order to be adopted, the censure motion needs at least 233 votes, the majority vote of 465-seat bicameral parliament.
The chances for the motion to be adopted rely on whether the three oppositions can mobilize parliamentarians of other parties, including those of the main ruling Social Democratic Party to join the ranks of the 163 proposers of the motion. The opposition party tried to exploit the contradictions that have emerged recently within the main ruling party, according to local analysts.
"The censure motion is the main instrument of the Opposition in Parliament...They have the right to file a censure motion once per session and they will do it. It's an important test for the Opposition and for the Power," said President Klaus Iohannis, whose relationship with the ruling coalition has been tense all the time.
So far, the Romanian Parliament has brought down three governments through a no-confidence motion in 2009, 2012 and 2017, respectively.
The cabinet led by Dancila took office on Jan. 29. It is the third cabinet of two-party coalition since the December 2016 election.