Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban announced on Thursday the composition of the Cabinet he will submit in Parliament vote.
The ministers proposed by Orban are:
* Deputy Prime Minister – Raluca Turcan
* Ministry of Public Finance – Florin Citu
* Ministry of the Interior – Marcel Vela
* Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Bogdan Aurescu
* Ministry of Justice – Catalin Predoiu
* Ministry of National Defense – General Nicolae Ciuca
* Ministry of Economy, Energy, Business Environment and Tourism – Virgil Popescu
* Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications – Lucian Bode
* Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – Adrian Oros
* Ministry of the Environment, Waters and Forests – Costel Alexe
* Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration – Ion Stefan
* Ministry of European Funds – Ioan Marcel Bolos
* Ministry of Health – Victor Sebastian Costache
* Ministry of Education and Research – Cristina Monica Anisie
* Ministry of Culture – Bogdan Gheorghiu
* Ministry of Youth and Sports – Marian Ionut Stroe
* Ministry of Labor and Social Protection – Violeta Alexandru.
Holding the 2020 general elections, resuming debates on judiciary laws-short terms objectives in the Gov’t programme
The Orban Cabinet’s government programme includes short-term objectives regarding the proper organisation and conduct of the political elections scheduled for 2020, the resumption of public debates on justice legislation to bring it in line with the recommendations of European institutions, as well as streamlining the government.
“The difficult political situation in which Romania finds itself today requires the promotion of a government programme with short-term objectives that will prepare reforms necessary for the modernisation of Romania in a European spirit. The main objectives included in the pogramme regard the organisation and proper conduct of the political elections scheduled for 2020; resuming public debates on justice legislation to bring it in line with the recommendations of European institutions; streamlining the government and restoring its administrative capacity and the confidence of the citizens in the state institutions by re-establishing the central and local government structures on the principles of institutional efficiency and administrative meritocracy; transitioning from the current economic model based on increasing consumption without ensuring the investment necessary for the sustainability of public spending to an economic model that will boost economic development based on investment and increased competitiveness as well as productivity, with the main aim to reduce economic imbalances,” reads the government programme.
According to the document, going forward, the National Liberal Party will act to “introduce measures to make up for the slippages of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) governance and for steering public policies back towards a sustainable approach in which economic growth will create well-being.”
“At the same time, a series of problems arising in various fields (infrastructure, education, health, agriculture, environment, etc.) are added to these themes, creating expectations with the citizens, that calls for the adoption of urgent short-term measures. On the other hand, the geopolitical developments and the changes that will take place in the structure of the European Union have brought up on the public agenda new topics (Brexit, immigration, climate change, etc.), on which the Romanian society demands positions from those in charge,” the document shows.
List of Cabinet members and governing programme submitted to Parliament
Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban submitted to Parliament on Thursday the list with the Cabinet members and the governing programme.
Orban came at the office of the Speaker of the Deputies’ Chamber to submit the documents accompanied by the ministers proposed.
According to the parliamentary provisions, the Standing Bureaus are to convene in order to establish the date of the joint meeting, no later than 15 days after receiving the programme and the list of government members. Each ministerial pick will be heard, in a joint meeting, by the Standing Committees of the two Chambers, whose object of activity corresponds to the area of competence of the future minister. Following the hearing, the committees will draft a joint consultative, motivated opinion.
The governing programme and the Gov’t list are to be debated in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, in a joint meeting.
Parliament gives confidence to the Government by the vote of the majority of deputies and senators. The voting is secret, with balls.
Orban proposes timetable for his Gov’t investiture: vote in Parliament, next Wednesday
The Prime Minister-designate, Ludovic Orban, sent a letter to the presidents of the two Houses of Parliament on Thursday, proposing a timetable for the new government’s investiture.
Orban wants the Parliament’s plenary session where the new government is to be voted to take place next Wednesday, starting at 10:00 hrs.
“As the prime minister-designate (…) I submit the following timetable proposal for the government investiture, that I respectfully ask you to submit to the approval of the joint Standing Bureaus of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate: Monday, October 28 – the convening of the joint Standing Bureaus sitting, Tuesday, October 29 – the scheduling of the hearings of the ministers appointed in the joint meetings of the two Chambers’ standing committees, Wednesday, October 30, starting 10:00 hrs – the convening of the joint plenary session of the Houses of Parliament with a view to granting the Government the vote of confidence,” Orban affirmed in the letter.