The 26 members of the Tudose Government were sworn in on Thursday evening, in a ceremony that took place at the Cotroceni Palace, in the presence of President Klaus Iohannis and the Speakers of the two Houses of Parliament – Liviu Dragnea and Calin Popescu-Tariceanu.
The swearing-in ceremony was preceded by the publication, in the Official Journal, of the presidential decrees appointing the new ministers.
President Iohannis to PSD, ALDE and UDMR: Please stop this fiscal, budgetary flip-flopping
President Klaus Iohannis asked the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) – Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) coalition, but also the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) to put an end to “fiscal, budgetary flip-flopping”, underscoring that the Romanians should be offered guarantees that the government defends and promotes the rule of law.
”Esteemed PSD, ALDE, UDMR members, on behalf of the Romanians I am asking you to put an end to this fiscal and budgetary flip-flopping. Referring to the solidarity tax (…) show solidarity with the Romanians and govern responsibly. I am calling on you to govern in such a way that we keep within the 3 percent deficit margin. I am asking you to govern in such a way that the Romanians have the guarantee that the government of the country defends and promotes the rule of law. I want us to never ever again come against setbacks of the kind of Ordinance 13. Please take all the necessary steps to show our NATO and EU partners, our allies that we are serious people, that we are a serious country, despite all political bumps and that we know how to honor our commitments,” Klaus Iohannis said at the oath-taking ceremony of the Mihai Tudose governing line-up.
“Balance sheet of first six months of governance is that you’ve thrown the country in crisis”
After the swearing-in ceremony, President Klaus Iohannis said that the PSD-ALDE ruling coalition has thrown the country in crisis after the first six months of governance because it did not know how to govern. “You’ve thrown the country in crisis,” Iohannis said.
“Mr Prime Minister, honoured ministers, I wish you good luck. We, Romanians, and you, the Government, greatly need a governmental success. Barely six months have passed since we met here for the investiture of a PSD-ALDE Government after this coalition won the parliamentary elections. A brief, very brief, formula that would characterise these first six months would be – you’ve thrown the country in crisis because you didn’t know how to govern. Whether it was or it is the fault of the ex-Prime Minister – who did not appoint himself there, but unfortunately did not know how to leave on his own – or anyone else’s, this is not an analysis that Romanians or I have to make,” the Head of State said after the ceremony that took place at the Cotroceni Palace.
He added that the Grindeanu Government will not remain in history for having a brief mandate but for Ordinance 13.
“The former Government will not remain in history for the shortness of its mandate but for the unfortunate Ordinance 13, and the PSD-ALDE coalition for the fact that it ousted its own Government with a no-confidence motion,” the Head of State said.
Tudose: Next, I’ll go to Victoria Palace; We’re going there to take over the Government, not to argue
Premier Mihai Tudose stated on Thursday that after the swearing-in ceremony he will go to the Victoria Palace in order to take over the Government from ex-Premier Sorin Grindeanu.