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Romanian President Refuses to Rule out Reappointing Ousted PM
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday declined to rule out giving another prime-ministerial mandate to his close ally, Florian Citu, whose cabinet was ousted on Tuesday in a no-confidence motion.
Asked on Wednesday if Citu could be proposed again as PM, Iohannis replied that anyone who obtains a majority in parliament could be appointed.
Romanian Government Ousted by No-Confidence Vote
The government of Prime Minister Florin Citu of the National Liberal Party, PNL was toppled on Tuesday after a large majority of MPs backed a no-confidence motion filed last week by the main opposition Social Democratic Party, PSD.
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PM Battles Ex-PM for Romanian Governing Party Leadership
In a tight contest, Prime Minister Florin Citu will battle ex-Prime Minister and current head of Romania's Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, for the leadership of the centre-right National Liberal Party, PNL at a party congress on Saturday.
PM Citu: If one minister doesn't get the votes, nothing happens to the Government
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday evening that the Government would fall only in the case of the adoption of a censure motion, but that wouldn't happen in case the new ministers got rejected, following the change in the political composition of the Cabinet. "We must be very careful here. It is not the Government going, I am going with the ministers before Parliament.
USR's Barna: Florin Citu seemed a reforming PM at time of this coalition's establishment
The co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Dan Barna stated on Monday that, at the moment of establishing the governing coalition, Florin Citu seemed to be "a reforming Prime Minister", closer to Romania's need for change.
PM Citu: We need to speed vaccination campaign, not look for culprits
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that the immunization campaign must be sped up and payments will be made for staff at vaccination centers, adding that he will maintain the programs approved by Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS), such as the lottery or other methods to encourage vaccination.
Senate President Dragu: Postponement of debate and vote on censure motion not constitutional
The President of the Senate, Anca Dragu (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity; USR PLUS), believes the decision of the Joint Standing Bureaus to postpone the debate and vote on the censure motion until after the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) is not founded on any article of the Constitution.
Orban: Only solution is restoring governing coalition which formed after parliamentary elections
The chairman of PNL (National Liberal Party) Ludovic Orban considers that the only solution for overcoming the political and governmental crisis in Romania is restoring the governing coalition that was formed after the 2020 parliamentary elections.
Acting ministers' nomination decrees, signed by President Iohannis
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday took note of the USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity alliance) ministers' resignations and signed the decrees on the acting ministers' nomination, the Presidential Administration informs.
PSD: President Iohannis could end political crisis by requesting PM Citu to resign
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) considers that the quickest solution for ceasing the political and governmental crisis is for president Klaus Iohannis to exercise his constitutional role of mediator and to request the urgent resignation of Prime Minister Florin Citu.