President Klaus Iohannis signed on Tuesday a decree appointing Deputy Prime Minister Mihai Fifor interim interior minister.
He also signed a decree taking note of the resignation of Nicolae Moga as the interior minister and notes the termination of Moga’s governmental position.
The appointment comes after Nicolae Moga resigned on Tuesday.
Fifor was the Defense Minister in the past.
Moga is the Interior Minister with the shortest term in the MAI history, holding this position only for six days.
“Following the talk I had this morning with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila I have decided to withdraw from the position of Interior Minister. I made this decision in order to save a part of the strongly affected reputation following a scanty activity of certain employees who were sacked or are going to be penalised,” Nicolae Moga said at the Victoria Government Palace.
Moga added that his resignation from office should be seen as a new start for the Interior Ministry.
“During the six days I was at the helm of the ministry, I decided all of the possible checks to identify the guilty in the case of the Caracal tragedy. All these searches will go on. I trust the ministry’s honest, professional people will manage to conclude positively the work we have started together and I thank them for their collaboration,” Moga concluded.
PM Dancila: Acting IntMin Fifor to check activity of all county police inspectorates
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday that she had tasked interim Interior Minister Mihai Fifor with checking the activity of all county police inspectorates as his first job.
“The first job task of Mr Fifor will be to urgently request in all the counties checks into the operation of the police inspectorates, of the way in which emergency intervention procedures are being followed,” said Dancila at the Interior Ministry (MAI) headquarters.
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