Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban has stated on Friday that the Liberals further want early elections, but they don't play with the fate of the country by inducing a possible crisis if there aren't enough MPs to support the idea. "Today, the PNL is the party which desires early elections the most.
President Klaus Iohannis said Monday in Ploiesti that presidential immunity is provided for in the Constitution and it cannot be waived without the Constitution being amended.
Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate in the presidential election Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday that President Klaus Iohannis "lives in a different world," "master over a Romania where only the National Liberal Party exists," mentioning that the latter is afraid of a debate, direct confrontation with her.
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate for the presidential elections, Viorica Dancila, claims that President Klaus Iohannis "is afraid of a direct confrontation" with her before the second round of elections. "I believe that Mr. Iohannis is afraid of a direct confrontation with me, in front of all Romanians. During our institutional collaboration, we have met before, we've interacted.
With 99.9 percent of the ballots counted on Monday morning, incumbent President Klaus Iohannis, from the National Liberal Party, PNL, came out on top with 36.6 per cent of the votes in the first round of the Romanian presidential elections.
Social Democratic Party, PSD candidate Viorica Dancila came second with 23.7 per cent, and will now face Iohannis in a run-off on November 24.
In one of his first decisions after being confirmed in office by parliament, Romania's new Prime Minister, Ludovic Orban, has proposed two candidates, Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean, as Romania's options to represent the country on the new European Commission. Its President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected to choose between them shortly.
National Liberal Party, PNL leader Ludovic Orban has ten days to secure the support of parliament after President Klaus Iohannis asked him on Tuesday to form a new government.
Orban's nomination comes after the Social Democratic Party, PSD government was ousted last Thursday in a no-confidence vote tabled by the opposition.