The Government members led by Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca have been sworn in, on Thursday, in front of President Klaus Iohannis, in a ceremony that took place at Cotroceni Palace.
During the ceremony at the presidential palace there were Marcel Ciolacu, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Senate deputy president Alina Gorghiu, the chairman of PNL (National Liberal Party), Florin Citu, the leader of the national minorities parliamentary group, Varujan Pambuccian, the chairman of the Constitutional Court, Valer Dorneanu and state and presidential councilors.
The decree regarding the appointment of the Government led by Nicolae Ciuca was published on Thursday in the Official Gazette.
President Klaus Iohannis signed this decree on Thursday, after the new Cabinet cleared the Parliament.
Iohannis: Political crisis is over, yet other crises aren’t, nor have problems vanished either
President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that after the government’s investiture, the political crisis was over, but stressed that the other crises were not and the problems did not disappear, which is why a solid executive is needed.
“I congratulate you! The political crisis is over, but the other crises aren’t, nor have the problems disappeared,” said president Iohannis, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, where members of the Government led by Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca were sworn in.
“The pandemic is not over, the energy crisis is not over, it is only getting new forms, this year’s budget will have to be amended, the budget for next year will have to be prepared and voted on, people are waiting for the payment of salaries and pensions on time and many other things need to be solved urgently. For all this, a solid Government is needed, with a consistent majority in parliament and now this Government exists,” said the president, according to Agerpres.
Iohannis stressed that everyone expects consistent measures from the Executive.
“Not only problems await us and await for you, there are many opportunities: the National Recovery and Resilience Plan needs to be implemented, there is a lot of money here that needs to be invested for the benefit of Romanians. Everyone expects consistent measures to guarantee economic growth, to increase salaries, to increase pensions, everyone expects investment, motorways, roads, hospitals, schools and more, and for all this, in order to capitalize on these opportunities, a strong, well-led Government is needed, which is supported by a large majority in the Romanian Parliament. Now we have this Government,” the president said.
Setting it up wasn’t easy, required putting down egos
The head of state also said on Thursday at the Cotroceni Palace that putting together the governing coalition has been a far from easy process that required “putting down many egos”.
“It wasn’t easy. I don’t think anyone imagines it was easy for parties that had fought against each other until yesterday to come together in a grand coalition. This required putting down many egos – small and big – for finding common ground and get to today’s vote of confidence,” the head of the state said after the swearing-in of the new Cabinet.
Iohannis also had a message for the members of the freshly installed government.
“Expectations are high. The Romanians are waiting for you to start addressing the problems listed in the governing program. People are fed up with crises, they are fed up with promises, they want to see facts, they want to see results. I invite you to deliver,” Iohannis said.
Compiled from Agerpres