Ludovic Orban becomes Romania’s PM

epa07922811 (FILE) - Ludovic Orban, president of the National Liberal Party (PNL) attends a PNL rally for the European Elections in Bucharest, Romania, 18 May 2019 (reissued 15 October 2019). Romanian president Klaus Iohannis nominated PNL leader Orban as the designated prime minister at Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest, Romania, 15 October 2019, after the acting cabinet was ousted by the opposition last week. On October 10, a no-confidence vote was passed in parliament against the ruling coalition after the junior partner of the ruling coalition, ALDE party, pulled out of the government in August, leaving the senior PSD (Social Democracy Party) party without a majority. EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT

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Romania got a centre-right government on Monday, paving the way for the country to choose a new nominee for the next European Commission.

Politico reports that Ludovic Orban, the leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), became prime minister after he secured the required majority in parliament for his proposed Cabinet. The PNL is part of the European People’s Party alliance.


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