Parliament Backs New Government for Romania
Romania's parliament swore in a government led by new Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Thursday, with 318 votes out of 466.
The new majority comprises the National Liberal Party, PNL, the Social Democratic Party, PSD, and the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, UDMR.
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Political Crisis in Romania : Government Falls after No-confidence Motion
Political Crisis in Romania : government Falls after No-confidence[H1] motion
Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu of the governing National Liberal Party was ousted Tuesday after a no-confidence motion in his government passed overwhelmingly, deepening an ongoing political crisis.
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.
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.
Ministers Resign from Romanian Govt as Political Crisis Deepens
Ministers from the USR-PLUS party resigned from the cabinet on Tuesday after Prime Minister Florin Citu dismissed Justice Minister Stelian Ion, an USR PLUS member.
"We have registered and submitted the resignations, together with the USR-PLUS ministers, at the premier's office. We are moving forward,' Dan Barna, the co-president of USR-PLUS, wrote on Facebook.
PNL's Orban: I will not allow any liberal to support a motion of censure against a PNL-led government
National chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Friday that he will not allow any of the PNL party members to support a motion of censure against a PNL-led government.
USR PLUS says it has 80 votes for motion of censure: Florin Citu has to go
The Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance, junior in the ruling coalition, says that 80 of its MPs have signed the motion of censure and that this step can be avoided only if Florin Citu no longer holds the position of prime minister.
Justice Minister’s Dismissal Puts Romanian Coalition at Risk
The dismissal of the Justice Minister, Stelian Ion, on Wednesday by Prime Minister Florin Citu may trigger the break-up of the governing coalition in Romania and a major political crisis in the country.
Prime Minister Florin Citu announced the dismissal of Ion from the Justice Ministry, saying that he will not accept ministers in the government opposed to Romania's development.
JusMin Ion: I have received hints that selecting chief prosecutors should be done by someone else
Justice Minister Stelian Ion said on Thursday that he received suggestions that "it is not okay" for him to coordinate the selection of candidates for these chief prosecutor positions, as that should be done by someone else, "in order to get a preset outcome." "I have started the selection procedure of candidates for these chief prosecutor positions.