New leftist govt named in Romania, many ministers keep posts

  • New leftist govt named in Romania, many ministers keep posts

New leftist govt named in Romania, many ministers keep posts

The Social Democrat party (PSD) filed a no-confidence motion in ex-Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu last week, accusing him of "delays" in implementing reforms in the European Union's second-poorest country.

Romania's president named outgoing economy minister Mihai Tudose as prime minister on Monday, clearing the way for a new leftist-led government to be formed by the end of this week and end a political crisis threatening to sour investor confidence.

Please note that Mihai Tudose served as Minister of Economy both in the governments led by Grindeanu and by Ponta.

Iohannis will meet with the leaders of Romania's political parties Monday. He has also completed two master's programs and carried out a doctorate program at the Mihai Viteazu National Intelligence Academy, which is run by the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).

In this photo taken in May Tudose, right, looks at former prime minister Sorin Grindeanu.

In February, Romania's largest protests since the fall of communism forced the government to drop a bill aimed at watering down anti-corruption laws that critics said would help Dragnea himself.

The deadline was the first semester of 2017, but skirmishes inside the cabinet over who controls the new fund blocked the project and it hasn't yet been submitted for public debate.

The president emphasized that he appointed Tudose as a future prime minister because of these problems and the urgent need to have a government.

(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). Romanian President Klaus Ioannis, left, gestures next to the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party Liviu Dragnea, center, as Calin Popescu Tariceanu, who heads the junior Alliance of Democrats and Liberals, stands by at.

Following a vote by the Social Democrat Executive Committee on Wednesday morning, the proposed ministers are set to be interviewed by specialist committees in parliament.

He is also on trial for instigating abuse in office, something he denies. The vote is seen as a formality given that the PSD holds a parliamentary majority with its ALDE ally.