Romania enters its most severe political crisis: on Thursday, March 12, the designated PM stepped down following the possibility for his Government to be voted in the Parliament. The gesture was the consequence of the fact that the Romanian Liberal Party’s political strategy was drafted for two failed votes in a row in the Parliament for the designated PMs, such as for the president to dissolve the Parliament and the country to enter anticipated elections.
As this scenario was about to fail on Thursday, as the members of the Parliament were decided to vote the first choice of president Klaus Werner Johannis, Mr. Florin Citu chose to give up his designated PM mandate.
Today, Friday, March 13, the acting PM, Mr. Ludovic Orban, the leader of the National Liberal Party, announced he will self-isolate in a protocol villa, as he entered in contact with a Coronavirus infected member of its party.
At present, Romania is governed from home, so to speak, as the interim Government’s meetings and the presidential consultations to designate a new PM are to be held by video-conference systems.
The political crisis is not going to end, as Romanian president is being asked by the Opposition to declare the state of emergency on the Romanian territory.
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