Ramona Manescu, Nicolae Moga and Mihai Fifor took the oath of office on Wednesday in the presence of President Klaus Iohannis for the Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministries office, Deputy Prime Minister for implementing Romania’s strategic partnerships office respectively.
The head of state wished success to the new three members of the Dancila Cabinet.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, ministers, Deputy Speaker of the Deputies’ Chamber Florin Iordache, Government Secretary General Toni Grebla and presidential advisors.
Earlier in the morning, President Klaus Iohannis signed the decrees appointing Nicolae Moga as Interior Minister and Ramona Manescu as Foreign Affairs Minister, according to a Presidential Administration release.
Through another decree, Mihai Fifor was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for implementing Romania’s strategic partnerships.
Furthermore, Iohannis took note of Carmen Dan’s resignation from the Interior Ministry and signed the decree dismissing Teodor Melescanu from the Foreign Affairs Minister office.
PM Dancila: Three members of Gov’t take over portfolios; I assure them of my support
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila assured on Wednesday the new ministers Ramona Manescu, Nicolae Moga and Mihai Fifor of her support for the implementation of government projects.
“As of today, three members of the Government with full powers will take over their portfolios. I am glad to have Mihai Fifor back in the team, this time as Deputy Prime Minister for the implementation of Romania’s strategic partnerships, a man with experience and performance in exercising the ruling act. I also welcome into the team Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramona Manescu and Interior Minister Nicolae Moga. I wish you good luck and I assure you of all my support for the implementation of the government projects,” Dancila said in the beginning of the government meeting.
Ironies from PSD: Klaus was suspiciously prompt in approving our new ministers! Could this be a first declaration of love?
Former PSD Secretary General Codrin Stefanescu stated that President Klaus Iohannis was “suspiciously prompt” in approving the new Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministers proposed by the party. The Social Democrat wonders if this gesture could be labeled as “a first declaration of love”.
“Klaus approved our new ministers. He was suspiciously prompt! No curses, red plague or criminals. As we were accustomed nu him since a few years ago. Could this be a first declaration of love?”, Codrin Stefanescu wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
USR, harsh criticism for Klaus Iohannis’ decision: Dishonoring appointments
USR MP Stelian Ion and MEP Clotilde Armand criticized on Facebook President Klaus Iohannis’ decision of appointing Ramona Manescu as the Foreign Affairs Minister and Nicolae Moga as the Interior Minister, questioning the head of state’s motivation.
USR MP Stelian Ion asked himself “on whose side is actually playing Mister President”, referring to the appointments signed by President Iohannis regarding Nicolae Moga as the Minister of Interior Affairs and Ramona Manescu as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“Appointing Nicolae Moga as the Interior Minister and Ramona Manescu as the Foreign Minister is dishonoring for Klaus Iohannis, and we cannot refrain from wondering again on whose side is actually playing Mr. President. I say it with my entire responsibility: PSD Senator Moga was permanently with Mazare and Nicusor Constantinescu when they rubbed Constanta budget for almost two decades, and he undoubtedly is one of the guilty persons for the decay of this important city of Romania. It’s an absurd theater comedy that while the judiciary is de-structuring a mafia clique and puts the leaders into jail, their lieutenant becomes the head of police. In her turn, Ramona Manescu is a person who is unable to justify her impressive wealth, which was often obtained by doubtful transactions (see the Rise Project investigations https://bit.ly/2XMhwK4). Equally serious is that nothing recommends her as the head of diplomacy. Is this what Romania deserves, President Klaus Iohannis?”, Stelian Ion wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
ALSO, USR MEP Clotilde Armand wrote that “the Interior Ministry will be led by Mazare’s man and the Foreign Minister is the lady that dealt with the illegal restitutions in Bucharest”.
“I hope President Klaus Iohannis will explain us why he accepted PSD-ALDE’s proposals. You know why? Because the Interior Ministry will be led by Mazare’s man and the Foreign Minister is the lady that dealt with the illegal restitutions in Bucharest. The ballistic Mihai Fifor, who has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister for the Implementation of the Strategic Partnerships. People deserve an explanation, Mr. President”, Clotilde Armand wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.