Published: Tue, June 27, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Romanian President appoints new Prime Minister

Romanian President appoints new Prime Minister

Tudose was officially validated as proposal for the Prime Minister office by the National Executive Committee convention of the main ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD).

Romania's Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and his government were ousted Wednesday in a no-confidence vote submitted by the ruling Social Democratic Party. "We must have as soon as possible a new government that begins to work and solve problems that arose because of this crisis that started within the PSD", Iohannis told a press conference broadcast by local Digi 24 late on Monday. "(.) Taking all these into account and taking into account that there is an urgent need for a new government, I designate Mr Tudose as the next Prime Minister, who will have discussions in the coming days and will come before Parliament with a governmental team", Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. "This crisis that we are going through causes harm to Romania, harm to the Romanian economy, to the image of Romania around the world and my opinion is that this crisis has to end very quickly".

The president also urged all parliamentary parties to complete all necessary procedures so that the prime minister and his team to start working this week.

He has served as economy minister twice - in Grindeanu's cabinet and in Victor Ponta's cabinet between December 2014 and November 2015.

Mihai Tudose, 50, comes from the town of Braila, in Eastern Romania.

Head of the Ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea waves to.

Tudose holds a Bachelor's degree in judicial and administrative studies from the Dimitrie Cantemis Christian University. "After Grindeanu, the suspicion is high".

Analysts said many party members were unhappy with Grindeanu's failure to relax anti-corruption rules - his government had to withdraw plans to decriminalize several graft offences after massive street protests.

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