Government of Romania
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Executive Political Bureau took note on Friday, according to the party statute, of the loss of the member quality in the case of Teodor Melescanu, Gratiela Leocadia Gavrilescu, Ion Cupa and Alexandru Stefan Baisanu, an ALDE release informs.
National leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila congratulated Teodor Melescanu on Tuesday on being elected chairman of the Romanian Senate, adding that the vote in the Senate indicates that PSD still has a majority in Parliament. "Congratulations to Mr Teodor Melescanu on being elected chairman of Romania's Senate!
The social-democrats will gather on Monday, at the meeting of the National Executive Committee (CExN), to discuss the Government's situation and solutions for unlocking its activity, after President Klaus Iohannis refused to appoint the interim ministers, and also for the Presidency of the Senate.
President Klaus Iohannis announced on Thursday that he flatly rejects the proposals for interim ministers. "The crisis we are in is generated by the PSD [Social Democratic Party] through the irresponsible behavior towards ruling Romania.
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President Klaus Iohannis signed on Tuesday a decree appointing Deputy Prime Minister Mihai Fifor interim interior minister. He also signed a decree taking note of the resignation of Nicolae Moga as the interior minister and notes the termination of Moga's governmental position. Moga announced on Tuesday having stepped down.
Ramona Manescu, Nicolae Moga and Mihai Fifor took the oath of office on Wednesday in the presence of President Klaus Iohannis for the Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministries office, Deputy Prime Minister for implementing Romania's strategic partnerships office respectively. The head of state wished success to the new three members of the Dancila Cabinet.
President Klaus Iohannis signed on Wednesday the decrees appointing Nicolae Moga as Interior Minister and Ramona Manescu as Foreign Affairs Minister, according to a Presidential Administration release. Furthermore, Iohannis took note of Carmen Dan's resignation from the Interior Ministry and signed the decree dismissing Teodor Melescanu from the Foreign Affairs Minister office.
Victor Ponta, the chairman of PRO Romania, announced on Monday that he had informal talks with the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE, minor at rule) leaders - Viorica Dancila and Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, saying that no decision was made on "political candidacies or cooperation." "We have had informal talks today with Mrs.
Romania's highest court ruled on Thursday that a ban on amnesties and pardons for corrupt politicians would infringe the "fundamental rights" of anyone amnestied or pardoned, as presidential pardons are mainly given on health and humanitarian grounds.
The proposed ban was supported by more than 80 per cent of people who voted in a nationwide referendum on justice issues in May.