National Liberal Party (PNL) head Ludovic Orban on Monday night was elected Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies.
He got 179 votes “in favour” and 110 “against.”
His counter-candidate, Social Democrat Alfred Simonis, got 110 votes “in favour” and 179 “against.”
Save Romania Union – Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Alliance’s Senator Anca Dragu was elected, on Monday evening, President of the Upper House of Parliament.
She got 75 votes “for” and 51 “against”.
Social Democrat Lucian Romascanu, who also ran for this office, received 51 votes in favor and 75 votes against.
133 of the 136 senators were present at the sitting and 7 null votes were registered.