President of Romania Klaus Iohannis has announced his decision to nominate Acting Minister of National Defense Nicolae Ciucă as a candidate for Prime Minister, instructing him to receive a vote of confidence in the Romanian Parliament as soon as possible, Xinhua News reports.
The coalition government will include representatives of the Social Democratic Party, the National Liberal Party and the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, as well as a group of national minorities. It can have an absolute majority in parliament. In this regard, the head of state accepted the proposal of the three parties to appoint Nicolae Ciucă as a candidate for prime minister and asked him to form a new government as soon as possible.
According to Nicolae Ciucă, the Romanian people hope that the new government will be able to ensure stability in the country, find ways to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and the energy crisis, and effectively implement the national economic recovery plan. He also noted that a significant part of the new government's political program will be devoted to increasing investment.
The leaders of the three parties said the new government would be formed by November 25. The tripartite coalition government that will be formed in the near future will not be a concern if it receives a vote of confidence in parliament.
In December 2020, Romania held parliamentary elections, which resulted in the formation of a coalition government led by Prime Minister Florin Cîțu. Later, the country's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in the government of Florin Cîțu, as a result of which the cabinet was dissolved.
After that, Klaus Iohannis instructed the leader of the Union for the Salvation of Romania, Dacian Cioloș, to form a government. It failed to get a sufficient majority of votes in the parliamentary vote.