- 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.
- The ruling PNL party is expected to win the 6 December general election despite the government’s recent challenges in coping with the second wave of Covid-19.
- PNL’s most likely coalition partners include the liberal USR-PLUS alliance and conservative PMP.
A strong performance by the ruling National Liberty Party (PNL) and an alliance of two liberal parties – Save Romania Union (USR) and the Freedom and Solidarity Party (PLUS) – in the 27 September local elections indicates that these parties are likely form a coalition government after the 6 December general poll.… Read the rest
- 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.
The prime minister-designate Florin Citu (National Liberal Party, PNL) is unlikely to be appointed, but the opposition may seek to extend the procedures around his appointment to obstruct the pathway to early general elections.… Read the rest
Romania’s minority government led by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban (National Liberal Party, PNL) is expected to lose the vote of no-confidence scheduled tomorrow, 5 February. This would significantly increase the chances of early parliamentary elections in late spring or early summer.… Read the rest