New Romanian Government passes Parliament vote
The two chambers of the Parliament voted Thursday, June 15, on the new Government led by Social Democrat leader Marcel Ciolacu.
The appointed cabinet, backed by the Liberals (PNL) and Social Democrats (PSD), received 290 votes in favour and 95 against, according to Agerpres. The vote was secret, and the Government was required to gather at least 233 votes to be approved.
President Klaus Iohannis nominated Marcel Ciolacu to form a new Government after former Liberal prime minister Nicolae Ciuca resigned from office. The resignation was expected, as it was part of the so-called rotation of power agreed by the PNL-PSD ruling coalition.
Several of the ministers in the Ciolacu Government come from the previous team led by Nicolae Ciuca. Meanwhile, as the Hungarian minority party UDMR is no longer part of the ruling coalition, its ministers have been removed from the new cabinet. The list, which also includes some new names, was revealed on June 14.
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