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.
PM Citu says has never considered resigning from office as solution to political crisis, as he is not irresponsible.
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he has "never" considered resigning from office, reiterating that he is not "irresponsible" to leave Romania without a government with winter approaching. The head of the Executive was asked if it would be a solution for him, to solve the current political crisis, to stand down from the Government's helm. "Never.
PNL's Orban: President can solve crisis today; simple solution: 15 minute tete-a-tete
President Klaus Iohannis can solve the political crisis today, with all the tools at his disposal and the constitutional obligation to get involved, Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday. According to him, "the coalition is currently in a cease fire". "The president can solve the crisis today.
USR PLUS's Mosteanu: We've asked presidents of Parliament chambers to convene joint plenum to debate on motion
The leader of the USR PLUS (Save Romania Union, Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) Deputies, Ionut Mosteanu, said on Tuesday that he sent a request to the presidents of the two chambers of Parliament to convene a plenary sitting to debate on the motion of censure, while mentioning that the only two parties who want this are USR PLUS (Save Romania Union, Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) and AUR
Senate's Dragu: Challenge submitted to CCR cannot suspend motion of censure procedure
Senate President Anca Dragu (USR PLUS - Save Romania Union, Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) believes that the censure motion procedure cannot be stopped by the challenge filed by the Government with the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR), with the presidents of the two chambers of Parliament currently analyzing the possibility of holding a joint plenary sitting this week to debate on the m
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.
PNL's Orban: I will not vote on the motion of censure, and no PNL MP will
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday that he will not vote on a motion of censure against the prime minister and no liberal MP will, emphasising that as national chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) he defends the government.