Romanian president to name new prime minister early next week

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis believes that the country needs a new government fast, and thus he intends to name a new prime minister early next week, according to

The government led by Viorica Dancila fell on Thursday, October 10, following a no-confidence vote in the Parliament. Iohannis invited the political parties to consultations on Friday, October 11, but the Social Democrats decided to decline the invitation.

After the consultations, the president said that he prefers “a political government” and that “it is quite clear that we are heading towards a PNL government or a government around PNL.” The National Liberal Party (PNL) supports Iohannis for a new term as president of Romania, as the country will hold presidential elections next month. The Liberals also initiated the no-confidence motion against the Dancila cabinet.

Iohannis also said that he would no longer name a PSD prime minister.

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