Alina Novaceanu

Parliament meeting for investiture of Orban Gov't II couldn't be held due to lack of quorum

Parliament's meeting for the investiture of the Orban Government II was closed on Monday by Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Marcel Ciolacu, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) interim Chairman, who announced that there was no quorum to carry out the works. The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies announced that out of 456 MPs, only 188 registered their presence.

PSD: It's prime minister-designate's duty to prove Parliament's support

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) says that it is the duty of the prime minister-designate to prove that he has the support of Parliament for the formation of the Government, and Ludovic Orban is trying in vain to blame the Social Democratic parliamentarians. "It is the duty of the prime minister-designate to prove that he has Parliament's support for the formation of the Government.

PM-designate Orban: Brancusi Day - a homage paid to the genius of modern sculpture's father

Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban has stated that the National Day of Constantin Brancusi represents the homage which contemporary Romania and the entire world pay "to the genius of modern sculpture's father," "who did not forget his roots and remained spiritually connected with the Romanian village." "Today, it is an important celebration for the Romanian art.

Parliament: Meeting for the investiture of the new Orban Gov't to take place on 24 February

Parliament's meeting for the investiture of the new Orban Government will take place on Monday, 24 February, at 16:00hrs, according to the decision of the Joint Standing Bureaus. According to the timetable established by the leaderships of the two Chambers of Parliament, the hearing of the proposed ministers in the parliamentary committees will take place on 17, 18 and 19 February.

PNL lodges with Parliament list of new Orban Cabinet, updated gov't programme

A list of the new Orban government and an updated version of the government programme were submitted to Parliament on Monday. Doing the lodging was Ionel Danca of the National Liberal Party (PNL) who submitted the documents to the chairs of the two chambers of Parliament.

Censure motion, adopted with 261 votes "in favour"

The censure motion titled "Orban / PNL government - privatisation of Romanian democracy", initiated by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), was adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. There were 261 votes "in favour", as announced by acting leader of the Social Democrats, Marcel Ciolacu.AGERPRES(RO - author: Alina Novaceanu, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN - author: Simona Iacob, editor: Maria Voican)

Parliament convenes to discuss censure motion

The Senate and the Chamber of Deputies have convened in a joint meeting to discuss and vote on a motion of censure tabled by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) after Government passed legislation on two-round mayoral elections by assuming responsibility. The meeting is led by Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Marcel Ciolacu, who has announced that 350 parliamentarians are in attendance.

PSD's Ciolacu: We will have a non-PSD PM nomination should censure motion pass

The Social Democratic Party (PSD, in the opposition, ed. n.) will nominate a Prime Minister from outside the party should the censure motion pass, on Monday said this party's Acting Chair Marcel Ciolacu. "I'm sorry that the President of Romania has pronounced a priori saying that he will submit the same nomination for PM, namely Mr. Orban (current PM, ed. n.).

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