President nominates Dacian Cioloș as new PM


President Klaus Iohannis has nominated Dacian Cioloș to be Romania’s new Prime Minister, after Victor Ponta stepped down last week. The government is currently headed by interim Prime Minister Sorin Cîmpeanu, the former education minister.

The Agerpres website reports the president as saying “In my opinion, at this stage, in order to resolve the problem of governing and have the guarantee that we will have net improvement of the political class, there is need of an independent or technocrat prime minister, a clean person, who should not have been involved in any row, an upright person, who has proved in practice that he knows how to manage systems and complicated situations. There is need to promote well-performing ministers, who have showed such performance and over whom there is no doubt.”

Dacian Cioloș (46) is an engineer, former Agriculture Minister, and former European Commissioner for Agriculture between 2010 and 2014. You can find a full biography of the prime-minister designate here.

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