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PSD –ALDE ruling coalition backs BNR Governor Mugur Isarescu for a new term in office

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) President Viorica Dancila announced on Monday that the representatives of the ruling coalition will back BNR Governor Mugur Isarescu for a new term in office, pointing out that the PSD will appoint the First Deputy Governor, Deputy Governor and the holder of a non-executive post.

“The Governor is important too, but so is the way work was done this time, the seats were represented based on each political party’s share in Parliament. We wanted to have a very fair approach. Yes, the backing is for Mugur Isarescu. At the same time, the PSD will have the office of First Deputy Governor, Deputy Governor and a non-executive post. Florin Georgescu and Leonard Badea are the PSD’s nominations,” Viorica Dancila stated after the ruling coalition meeting in which Calin Popescu Tariceanu also took part.

The Social Democrats will also nominate Gheorghe Gherghina, currently member of the Board of Directors, for another term.


ALDE’s Tariceanu: We will endorse Dan Radu Rusanu’s candidacy for a non-executive position in BNR’s BD


The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) will endorse Dan Radu Rusanu’s candidacy for a non-executive position in the Board of Directors (BD) of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu announced on Monday.

“Dan Radu Rusanu submitted his candidacy, for an office in the Board of Directors, if he gets the vote, but on a non-executive position,” Tariceanu mentioned after the governing coalition meeting.

He said that at the coalition level, Mugur Isarescu’s candidacy for the governor office of the National Bank of Romania was been agreed.


Opposition names members to sit on National Bank’s Board


On the other hand, the  chairman of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Monday that the National Liberal Party (PNL) decided to appoint Eugen Nicolaescu and Virgil Stoenescu to the administration board of the National Bank of Romania (BNR). Both are previous board members.

“PNL made the decision to nominate to the Administration Board of the National Bank of Romania our representatives who have already been board members. To the position of deputy governor, we reconfirmed – we assured continuity in activity – Mr Eugen Nicolaescu, and to the position of non-executive member of the board we decided to support for a new term Mr Virgil Stoenescu, who represented the National Liberal Party at the National Bank of Romania previously,” Orban said at the end of a meeting of the PNL Executive Bureau.

The new nominations will be put to the vote most likely on Wednesday, during the joint plenary meeting of the two legislative houses of Parliament.

PSD will appoint four members of the new Board of Directors, ALDE one, PNL two and USR one.

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