Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Marcel Ciolacu was elected on Tuesday Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, in the sitting of the legislative forum.
Ciolacu, nominated for this position by the PSD parliamentary group, obtained 217 votes in favor, 77 against.
Save Romania Union’s (USR) Cristina Pruna, the current deputy speaker of the Chamber, also ran for this position, but she obtained only 77 votes in favor and 217 against.
The vote was secret, with ballots.
The position of Speaker of the Chamber had remained vacant since October 18, following the resignation of Ludovic Orban.
According to the Regulations, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies is elected for the entire term of the legislature.
Ciolacu: I will make sure the governing agenda will be backed in Parliament and respected exactly
The new speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu, says that in his official capacity he will make sure there is an “exact” observance and support in Parliament for the governing agenda.
“As speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, I will make sure that both the social and economic measures for which PSD [Social Democratic Party] has taken up governing will become a reality as soon as possible, and that the governing agenda will be backed in Parliament and followed exactly,” Ciolacu wrote on Tuesday on Facebook.
Liberal Florin Citu, elected Senate President
Liberal leader Florin Citu, endorsed by the National Liberal Party (PNL), Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) parliamentary groups, was elected Senate President on Tuesday.
Voting was secret, with ballots, with 82 votes in favour to 25 against (Save Romania Union – USR) registered.
USR’s Anca Dragu, who ran again after she had been revoked from office, garnered 25 votes in favour and 82 against.
Compiled from Agerpres