PM Ponta returns to Bucharest, informs President he will resume activity on July 9

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday informed President Klaus Iohannis in writing that starting Thursday, July 9, he will resume his activity in his capacity as Prime Minister, official sources told Agerpres.

“Taking into account the removal of the causes that generated the impossibility of exercising the Prime Minister duties, please take note, in accordance to the law, of my activity resumption in the Government, starting July 9, 2015, and of the cessation of the interim in the Prime Minister office, according to the provisions of article 107, paragraph 3, the final thesis of Romania’s Constitution, republished,” shows the document sent to President Klaus Iohannis, signed by Prime Minister Victor Ponta and by interim Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea.

Ponta arrived at the Victoria Palace, the Government headquarters, on Wednesday morning, taking even his close collaborators by surprise.

The Prime Minister had a knee surgery, in a clinic in Turkey in mid-June.

“I thank all those who these days had a good thought for me – the surgery was much more complicated that anticipated, but I am positive that by December I can do sports again,” Ponta wrote on his Facebook page on June 16.

During this period, the Prime Minister’s duties were carried out by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea.


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