Senator Nicolae Moga was validated on Monday by the Executive Committee (CEx) of the majority Social Democratic Party (PSD) for the office of Interior Minister, while Mihai Fifor was validated for Deputy Prime Minister in charge with strategic partnerships, PSD national leader Viorica Dancila said at the end of the CEx meeting.
At the same time, the PSD leadership took note of the proposal of the party’s ruling partner Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) to replace Teodor Melescanu with Ramona Manescu as foreign minister.
“I told my CEx colleagues that we have two portfolios of deputy prime ministers to which we have to make nominations: an economic portfolio and a portfolio of strategic partnerships; that I performed an assessment of six more ministries, and that I proposed CExN to replace Interior Minister Carmen Dan, with Senator Nicolae Moga of Constanta. We observed the desire to replace Mr Teodor Melescanu with Ramona Manescu as foreign minister and I picked Mr Mihai Fifor for Deputy Prime Minister in charge with strategic partnerships, given that this is the end of the interim period for that portfolio,” said Dancila.
She mentioned that the end of the interim period for holding the portfolio of Deputy Prime Minister in charge with economic affairs is mid-August.
“We will have a new discussion about this portfolio and, of course, the ministries that we will continue to assess,” said Dancila.
Carmen Dan resigned several minutes before Monday’s Executive Committee meeting.
Dancila rejects allegations according to which she reshuffles ministers upon the President’s request: I’ve made this decision because this is how I believe that this Gov’t will benefit from more credibility, more trust
PM Viorica Dancila rejected on Monday the allegations according to which she reshuffles the Ministers of internal and External Affairs upon President Klaus Iohannis’ request, and said that if he would have satisfied Klaus Iohannis’ desire, she would have chosen each time, for the ministries, people agreed by him, therefore she would have had so many blockages at the Government.
“If I acted according to this thinking, I should have come each time with ministers who would have been quickly accepted by Mr. Iohannis, I wouldn’t have had so many blockages at the Government, every time when I made a proposal for a minister. If I would have acted like this, I wouldn’t have had to change the candidates for a specific minister position. I didn’t make this decision because this is what President Iohannis wants, I made this decision because this is how I believe that this Government can benefit from more credibility, more trust, and where I feel that things can work better, I will make changes in the future”.