Author Archives: Romania Votes

Modification of anticorruption law: High risk of instability

     The Government’s intention to modify the legislation through Emergency Ordinance that would result in the saving of hundreds of important politicians and other important figures, as well as a partial pardon for rapists and pedophiles from the justice’s arms represents an issue with the potential of bringing high levels of social and political instability. […]

Romania has a new Government after the Parliament voted on Wednesday for the PSD-ALDE cabinet led by Sorin Grindeanu.

The Senators and Deputies approved the new Executive with a large majority as along PSD and ALDE, UDMR and the group of national minorities are also part of the parliamentary coalition and voted for. The results of the votes: ·         295 votes for the new Government (out of a total of 463) ·         133 votes […]

Sorin Grindeanu named PM designate, set to quickly form cabinet

President Klaus Iohannis accepted on Friday morning PSD’s proposal for the Prime Minister position, Sorin Grindeanu, giving the 43 years old politician a mandate to form the next Government after he had previously refused PSD’s first proposal, Sevil Shhaideh. Now Grindeanu has 10 days to select his Cabinet and to go to the Parliament for […]

PSD leader Liviu Dragnea announced on Wednesday Sorin Grindeanu as the PSD and ALDE proposal for the Prime Minister position.

43-years old Grindeanu has been a member of the Social Democrat Party for 20 years and has occupied various positions (Timisoara city deputy mayor in 2008-2012, Member of the Romanian Parliament in 2012-2016) and is now Timis county president). From December 2014 until October 2015 he was also the minister of Communications (Information Society) in […]

Elections Aftermath

  1. PSD leader Liviu Dragnea announced that they want to form a government with ALDE and maybe even with UDMR. 2. Dragnea refused to give a clear answer about the person supported by PSD to be Prime Minister but said that deputy Prime Minister Vasile Dincu “is not a Prime Minister option”. He even […]

Results of the elections

Only the parties that have passed the 5% threshold will enter the Parliament. The votes for the parties below the electoral threshold will be redistributed proportionally to the parliamentary parties. PSD decisively won the December 11th parliamentary elections, beating even the most optimistic opinion polls. The Social Democrats have 46% of the votes, followed by […]

Our crystal ball

The most important aspect of the next period is the way in which the two groups (the PSD group and the pro-Ciolos group) are trying to influence the outcome of the elections. After PNL and USR scored some points by supporting Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos to continue as head of the Government, PSD and ALDE […]

Before Elections

  The electoral campaign for the December 11th parliamentary elections is in its final days and all the political parties are trying to maximize their score and to attack their opponents. Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos and President Klaus Iohannis were also involved in the campaign, directly or indirectly, trying to increase the score for PNL […]

Key Moments

7 december 2016 Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos went to Antena 3 TV on Tuesday night, just hours after saying that this television station is a “swamp” and he needs to put his rubber boots on before going there and take a shower afterwards. Journalist Mihai Gadea tried to confront him aggressively on this declaration but […]

Who’s In, Who’s Out

All parties will give their voters an opportunity to elect newcomers to the Parliament and even people from outside politics. New names from different fields of activity such as civil society, business, health system, and sports are on the lists. The “career politicians” still dominate, but we see clearly a notable opening towards new faces […]