Romanian President Klaus Iohannis called for official consultations on a new government for Monday, signaling a breakthrough in talks between the country’s two largest parties to form a majority coalition, according to Bloomberg.
After two weeks of negotiations, the Social Democrats and the Liberals, along with UDMR will attend the talks with Iohannis. The president had previously said he’ll allow the talks to start only after a clear majority emerges.
The two parties, which have been feuding with each other in recent years over, are close to agreeing on a new governing program and aim to form a new cabinet by November 25.
But they still need to agree on a joint candidate for premier, as the Social Democrats back their leader Marcel Ciolacu for the job, while the Liberals support retired army general Nicolae Ciuca.
Ciolacu explained that more talks will take place in the next two days to reach a compromise.