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January 25, 2022

Members of Citu Cabinet take oath of office. President Iohannis to new Government: Get to work!

The members of the Government led by Prime Minister Florin Citu have taken the oath of office, on Wednesday evening, in a ceremony at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

The Citu Government was invested by Parliament with 260 votes “for” and 186 “against”.


The composition of the Government is as follows:


* Florin-Vasile Citu – Prime Minister;


* Ilie-Dan Barna – Deputy Prime Minister;


* Kelemen Hunor – Deputy Prime Minister;


* Alexandru Nazare – Minister of Finance;


* Lucian Nicolae Bode – Minister of Internal Affairs;


* Bogdan Lucian Aurescu – Minister of Foreign Affairs;


* Stelian-Cristian Ion – Minister of Justice;


* Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca – Minister of National Defence;


* Claudiu-Iulius-Gavril Nasui – Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism.


* Virgil-Daniel Popescu – Minister of Energy;


* Catalin Drula – Minister of Transport and Infrastructure;


* Nechita-Adrian Oros – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development;


* Tanczos Barna – Minister of Environment, Waters and Forests;


* Cseke Attila-Zoltan – Minister of Development, Public Works and Administration;


* Cristian Ghinea – Minister of Investments and European Projects;


* Raluca Turcan – Minister of Labor and Social Protection;


* Vlad Vasile Voiculescu – Minister of Health;


* Sorin-Mihai Cimpeanu – Minister of Education;


* Ciprian-Sergiu Teleman – Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization;


* Bogdan Gheorghiu – Minister of Culture;


* Novak Carol-Eduard – Minister of Youth and Sports.


The ceremony at the Cotroceni Palace was attended by the Chair of the Senate, Anca Dragu, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, and the President of the Constitutional Court of Romania, Valer Dorneanu.


President Iohannis to new Government: Get to work!


The members of the Government led by Prime Minister Florin Citu have taken, on Wednesday evening, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the oath of office, occasion on which President Klaus Iohannis spoke shortly about the objectives of the new team.

“The Romanian citizens were promised a restructuring of the state, important reforms in domains such as healthcare, education, important reforms in the large public systems, reduction of bureaucracy, but also short-term objectives – the efficient combating of the pandemic, the vaccination campaign, the relaunch of the Romanian economy, economic growth by wisely using European funds, respect for the taxpayer and all these things will be delivered, must be delivered,” said the head of state.

“The new Parliament, the new Government, together with me, with all state authorities, will do as promised. We will do the reforms, we will place the economy back on its feet, we will make significant changes, all for the benefit of the citizen,” he added.

Iohannis ended his remarks at the end of the swearing-in ceremony by prompting the Government to “Get to work!”.

“There have been nearly two years in which we had electoral campaigns, elections. Now, this cycle is over. The cycle in which those of us here made commitments and promises. Now, at the end of this cycle I tell you honestly – Get to work!,” the head of state told the members of the new Government.

Compiled from Agerpres

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