Category: Romania

ROMANIA: PNL set to remain in power despite PSD’s victory

  • Even though the opposition center-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) won the 6 December parliamentary election, the ruling National Liberal Party (PNL) will lead the formation of the new government.
  • Given the ongoing public health pressures and a busy policy agenda, the coalition talks might be swift, with the new cabinet entering office this year.
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ROMANIA: Vote of no confidence kicks off a heated pre-election period

  • Today, 31 August, parliament will hold a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister Ludovic Orban’s (National Liberty Party, PNL) government over the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • If the vote passes (55% probability) and the Constitutional Court does not challenge its legality, a caretaker government or the same Orban-led cabinet with limited powers would be the most likely outcomes.
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