Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis announced that he will delay any formal consultations with parliamentary parties for nominating a new prime minister until a majority can be formed, according to Romania Insider.
“It is very clear that attempts to form minority governments have not yielded results, and consequently, I cannot continue to accept such approaches,” Iohannis said on Thursday evening
“I will wait with the formal consultations until the discussions between the parties crystallize a majority assumed by the parties that will want to propose a Government,” added Iohannis.
After the government’s fall precisely one month ago, Iohannis designated former prime minister Dacian Ciolos to form a government. Still, he could not gather support from any other party except his own USR party.
Defence minister Nicolae Ciuca then tried to find support for a minority government comprising members of centre-right parties PNL and UDMR (both part of EPP). This plan was also rejected by USR and the socialist party PSD, which both said they would not vote for a minority government.
On Thursday, Cîțu met with PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu. After the meeting, Cîțu said that the two parties found “many things that bind them,” while Ciolacu said that “we are on the right path to forming a new majority
The PNL is negotiating with both the PSD and USR aimed at building a coalition.