Ludovic Orban

PM-designate Citu: In the shortest while, I will submit to Parliament government members list and programme

Prime Minister-designate Florin Citu stated that, in the shortest while, he will present to the Parliament the list of the government members and the governing programme, and he voiced hope that PSD (Social Democratic Party) "won't delay" the investiture procedures.

PSD leader Ciolacu: It was normal for Orban to resign as interim PM

Interim PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader Marcel Ciolacu on Tuesday said it was normal for Ludovic Orban to resign as interim Prime Minister, since there existed a decision of the Constitutional Court in this regard and that, in his opinion, a government of specialists should be appointed until the next elections.

President Iohannis: I've convened parliamentary parties for consultations on Wednesday

President Klaus Iohannis has convened the parliamentary parties and formations on Wednesday for consultations after accepting the resignation of Ludovic Orban from Prime Minister-designate office. "I will convene consultations with the parliamentary parties, which are to begin tomorrow at 16:00hrs and conclude at 20:00hrs," the head of state announced at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

Iohannis says Orban resigns as PM-designate

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday that Ludovic Orban has resigned as prime minister-designate. "This evening, Mr Ludovic Orban resigned as prime minister-designate," Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Florin Marin; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Rodica State)

Iohannis meets Orban (sources)

President Klaus Iohannis met interim Prime Minister Ludovic Orban at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Tuesday, according to official sources. On Monday, the Constitutional Court of Romania ruled that there is a legal conflict between the President and Parliament regarding the appointment of Ludovic Orban, the national leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), as prime minister.

Orban at Defense Ministry's stocktaking meeting: DefMin has very strong voice in Gov't

The Defense Minister is a very strong voice in the government, acting Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told the meeting for the review of the National Defense Ministry's activity this Tuesday; the Premier mentioned the substantial budget allocation for Defense as an argument for his statement.

DefMin Ciuca: NATO presence in Black Sea region - strategic imperative

NATO presence in the Black Sea region is a strategic imperative and it is Romania's right to demand this, said Interim Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca at the 2019 activity review of the Defence Ministry, on Tuesday. "For us, ensuring a more robust NATO presence at the Black Sea has been the main objective.