On Thursday, 15 June, PSD Executive Committee (CEX) expelled PM Grindeanu from the party. Sorin Grindeanu had been a PSD member for 21 years. CEX also voted to expel from the party anyone who would agree to join a future Grindeanu cabinet should the current PM start to form a new team.
PSD leader Liviu Dragnea announced on Thursday that the Social-Democrats will move for a vote of no confidence on Monday, 19 June, with the vote scheduled for Wednesday, 21 June, in a joint session of the two houses of the Parliament.
The motion will be written by PSD secretary general and honorary advisor to PM Grindeanu, Marian Neacsu.
To pass, the motion of no confidence against Sorin Grindeanu needs a simple majority in the Parliament, that is, 233 “for” votes.
In theory, PSD and ALDE have such a majority – the current tally shows 244 PSD and ALDE MPs. But the most important player is now UDMR, which has 30 MPs; the party has signed a collaboration protocol with the ruling coalition, but its officials have so far declined to say how their MPs will vote. The motion against the government is very likely to pass…