Romania's Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca was named interim prime minister on Monday evening after Ludovic Orban resigned over his ruling centre-right National Liberal Party, PNL's poor showing in Sunday's parliamentary election.
The PNL was widely considered the front-runner at the polls, but was defeated by the opposition Social Democratic Party, PSD.
The PSD (Social Democratic Party) gathered 29.83 per cent of the votes for Senate in the parliamentary election on Sunday, and 29.39 per cent of the votes for the Chamber of Deputies, while the PNL (National Liberal Party) gathered 24.66 per cent of the votes for the Senate and 24.24 per cent of the votes for the Chamber of Deputies, after the centralization of the votes at the level of the cen
The Social Democratic Party, PSD, scored a surprise win in Romania's parliamentary elections on Sunday, which saw a record low turnout of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After votes from over 99 per cent of the polling stations were counted, the PSD got 30 per cent of the vote, followed by the ruling, centre-right National Liberal Party, PNL, with 25 per cent.
Noted names of the Romanian politics are opening the lists of candidates for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Bucharest electoral constituency. Some have done politics and are returning to this year's elections, others are members of the current Parliament and want a new term as a senator or deputy.
President Klaus Iohannis has challenged the 5,000 lei worth fine from the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) related to his statement regarding the draft law on the autonomy of the Szekerland. His challenge was submitted with the court on Friday and asks for the cancellation of the CNCD Decision No. 443/20.05.2020.
On 20 May 1990, 30 years ago, the first presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Romania, after the fall of the communist regime and after the December 1989 Revolution. Presidential and parliamentary elections were held on the basis of Decree-Law No.
But the day-to-day headlines obscure a bigger, simpler truth.
Dodik remains a threat to the central feature of the Dayton Peace Accords - peace in Bosnia, and thus the whole of the Western Balkans - because for a decade and a half he has faced virtually no meaningful consequence for his increasingly extremist positions.
Inaction should shame Europe