President Klaus Iohannis on Monday, after the first round of consultations with representatives of the parties and political formations represented in Parliament, has said that the conditions for designating a candidate to the prime minister office have not been met yet.
“This first round of consultations has led to a good opinion exchange between the representatives of these formations and myself, nonetheless I can tell you that today the conditions for designating a candidate to form a new government have not been met yet,” the head of state said in a press statement at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.
According to the President, at least one more round of consultations is needed.
“Today I even received a few proposals [for prime minister], however I believe at least one more round of consultations is needed until things crystallize,” Iohannis said.
I intend to convene new Parliament on December 21
The head of state said also that he will convene the new Parliament in a week’s time.
“Given that the Central Electoral Bureau has communicated the final results of the parliamentary elections, the conditions for convening the new Parliament are now met and I can inform you that I intend to convene the new Parliament on December 21, next week. The new Parliament will constitute on Monday,” said the head of state, according to Agerpres.
President Iohannis on Monday had consultations with representatives of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Save Romania Union – the Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Alliance, the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) and those of the national minorities represented in Parliament.
PSD nominated Alexandru Rafila for the leadership of the Executive and a minority or national union government, PNL supported Florin Citu, USR-PLUS Dacian Ciolos, AUR supported Calin Georgescu, and UDMR leader Kelemen Hunor announced that the Union could have 2- 3 people for the position of prime minister, but without giving names.