Prime Ministers of Romania

AG Scutea submits request to President Iohannis for approval of criminal investigation of former PM Tariceanu

Attorney General Gabriela Scutea on Tuesday submitted to President Klaus Iohannis a request from the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) for the approval of a criminal investigation of Calin Popescu-Tariceanu into bribe taking.

PSD's Ciolacu to president Iohannis: Talks you'll have with parties only mimic consultation principle

The PSD (Social Democratic Party) chairman Marcel Ciolacu sent a letter to the president of Romania on Tuesday telling him that the social democrats will not be present at the consultations at the Cotroceni Palace because they will only mimic the principle of consultation.

Grindeanu: PSD has a 35% share in Parliament; it cannot be ignored

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has a share of approximately 35% in Parliament, and this cannot be ignored, PSD First Deputy Chairman Sorin Grindeanu said on Wednesday. "What we take into account all the time is to respect the vote given by Romanians, and the vote given by Romanians on December 6 said that the PSD has in Parliament about 35% including the redistributions.

Gov't Consultations/ Ciolacu, on discussions with president: We spoke only about national union Government option

The Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, declared on Monday that he proposed, at the meeting at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, a Government of national union with Alexandru Rafila as Prime Minister. According to Ciolacu, President Klaus Iohannis mentioned that the PSD's proposal for prime minister in the person of Alexandru Rafila is an "honorable one".

Gov't Consultations/ Ciolacu: President must accept PSD nomination for PM

The chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, stated on Monday that the head of state must understand that "he lost" the parliamentary elections and must accept the nomination of the Social Democrats for the position of Prime Minister. "We go today to the Cotroceni [Presidential Palace] with a clear mandate given by Romanians.

Romania’s Liberals Want Finance Minister to Head New Govt

The ruling centre-right National Liberal Party, PNL, went to the polls with its leader and then-prime minister, Ludovic Orban, as their choice to head the new government. 

But the PNL's unexpected defeat on Sunday at the hands of the opposition Social Democratic Party, PSD, which won 29 per cent of the votes, 4 more per cent than the PNL, left Orban in a precarious position. 

PSD's Ciolacu: To propose as Prime Minister Citu, the gravedigger of Romanian economy - big, big mockery

The chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, is of the opinion that the decision of the Liberals to propose for the position of Prime Minister Florin Citu represents a "big, big mockery", stating that it's time for Romanians to "revolt against those who want to confiscate their vote." "The PNL has understood nothing from the Romanians' vote!