Former Romanian PM voted president of local telecom regulator

Romania’s Parliament yesterday voted former prime minister Sorin Grindeanu as the new president of the local telecom regulator ANCOM.

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) and its allies in the Parliament voted for the former PM while the opposition parties voted against his appointment.

Sorin Grindeanu was overthrown from the prime minister’s seat by the same government coalition that named him there, led by PSD, following a no-confidence motion at the end of June this year. His dismissal came after he had a fall out with PSD leader Liviu Dragnea. The two have reconciled recently.

Grindeanu’s mandate at ANCOM should end in May 2023. ANCOM regulates the telecom market in Romania, which is estimated at EUR 6 billion.

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