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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Romania's Govt. falls after no-confidence vote

The Government of prime minister Florin Cîțu fell after the Parliament passed a no-confidence motion introduced by the Social Democrat Party (PSD).

The motion passed with 281 votes in favor, News.ro reported. It needed 234 votes to pass. 

The motion was backed by both the reformist USR (formerly USR-PLUS) and the radical AUR.

In September, USR-PLUS initiated a no-confidence motion against the PM after pulling out of the ruling coalition, which included PNL and UDMR. USR left the Government after prime minister Citu dismissed the reformist justice minister Stelian Ion without consulting the coalition partners. 

The conflict started due to disagreement over the EUR 10 bln local development plan promoted by the Liberal PM but opposed by USR due to lack of accountability.

USR said it would continue as part of the coalition with PNL and UDMR but only if Cîțu left.

After the Parliament decided to defer the vote on the first no-confidence motion filed by USR-PLUS, PSD introduced its own no-confidence motion.

USR VP Dan Barna said his party would not govern alongside PSD or AUR. Meanwhile, PSD said an option was a technocrat government that would be in place until early elections can be held.

(Photo: George Calin/ Inquam Photos)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Romania's Govt. falls after no-confidence vote

The Government of prime minister Florin Cîțu fell after the Parliament passed a no-confidence motion introduced by the Social Democrat Party (PSD).

The motion passed with 281 votes in favor, News.ro reported. It needed 234 votes to pass. 

The motion was backed by both the reformist USR (formerly USR-PLUS) and the radical AUR.

In September, USR-PLUS initiated a no-confidence motion against the PM after pulling out of the ruling coalition, which included PNL and UDMR. USR left the Government after prime minister Citu dismissed the reformist justice minister Stelian Ion without consulting the coalition partners. 

The conflict started due to disagreement over the EUR 10 bln local development plan promoted by the Liberal PM but opposed by USR due to lack of accountability.

USR said it would continue as part of the coalition with PNL and UDMR but only if Cîțu left.

After the Parliament decided to defer the vote on the first no-confidence motion filed by USR-PLUS, PSD introduced its own no-confidence motion.

USR VP Dan Barna said his party would not govern alongside PSD or AUR. Meanwhile, PSD said an option was a technocrat government that would be in place until early elections can be held.

(Photo: George Calin/ Inquam Photos)

simona@romania-insider.com

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