PSD made a nomination for a new PM
Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) decided to put forward the name of MEP Viorica Dăncilă as the party’s nominee for the position of prime minister, one day after prime minister Mihai Tudose was forced to step down from office. The nomination was voted on by the ruling party’s National Executive Committee, after other candidates decided to step down.The nomination is to be endorsed by the junior ruling Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) after a meeting which will take place today and then submitted to President Klaus Iohannis.
Short Bio of PM Nomination, Viorica Dăncilă
- Viorica Dăncilă became a member of the PSD in 1996. Viorica Dăncilă is a close collaborator to PSD leader Liviu Dragnea.
- In 2014, she was elected as deputy in the European Parliament for a second term on the PSD lists.
- Since 2015 she heads the National Women’s Organization of PSD.
- Before entering politics, she was an engineer with the then National Oil Company Petrom SA and prior to that a teacher at a secondary school.
- Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă was born on December 16, 1963, at Rosiorii de Vede, in Teleorman County.
- In 1988, she graduated from the Faculty of Drilling and Hydrocarbon Deposits in Ploiesti, and in 2006 she graduated from the Public European Space Master’s degree from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest.
The reaction of President Klaus Iohannis to the political crisis
President Klaus Iohannis held a press conference during which he stated that Romania needs political stability and an acting Government as soon as possible, given the negative effects these actions will have on the economy. Klaus Iohannis expressed his disappointment and worries about the economic situation which might result if political crisis escalades.
In the light of the new events, the President announced negotiations with the parties from the Parliament after which he will make a public statement regarding his nomination for the position of Prime-minister. President declared he wants a rapid solution for the second political crisis of which PSD is responsible for.
Reaction of the opposition PNL and USR
The opposition parties stated that they are prepared to participate to early elections if the President decides to reject the PM proposals made by the PSD-ALDE coalition. Still, the opposition is weak and does not have sufficient political support to be taken into account for governance by the President Klaus Iohannis.