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Romanian PM's resignation potentially increases risk of early election, despite efforts to form another PSD-led cabinet

16 January 2018

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Romania's President Klaus Iohannis has today (16 January) appointed Minister of Defence Mihai Fifor from the ruling centre-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) as acting prime minister.

The prior incumbent, Mihai Tudose, resigned after the National Executive Committee of the PSD withdrew its support for him. PSD leader Liviu Dragnea stated that the committee had concluded there was a conflict between the party and the government, and dissatisfaction with Tudose over his public call for the resignation of Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan. The committee will nominate a new prime minister, who will then need to be approved by Iohannis.

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