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Update: Presidency confirms receiving proposals for new ministers from PM Tudose. Gov’t has no ‘plan B’

The proposals for three new ministers – Paul Stănescu for Development Ministry, Felix Stroe for Transport Minister and Marius Nica for European Funds Ministry – made by the MIhai Tudose government have arrived at Cotroceni Palace, the Presidential Administration has informed on Monday.

Sources quoted by Antena 3TV say President Klaus Iohannis is considering rejecting the nomination of two of the proposals filed.

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose had said he will send to President Klaus Iohannis the proposals to appoint three new ministers, following the PSD National Executive Committee on Thursday and Friday.

The PSD National Executive Committee voted on Friday for Paul Stănescu to take over the office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, replacing Sevil Shhaideh, Felix Stroe to take over the Ministry of Transport, replacing Răzvan Cuc and Marius Nica to take over the Ministry for European Funds, replacing Rovanei Plumb.

“I think I will forward the proposals on Monday, I will announce the proposals are coming and we will establish together when they will be sworn in. I have not talked to him yet. There is no ‘plan B’, we haven’t considered the prospect of the proposals being rejected,” PM Tudose said on Friday.

If President Iohannis will accept all the proposals and sign the appointment decrees, the sworn in ceremony of the three new ministers could take place Monday evening. If the president rejects one or more proposals, the Social-Democrats will have to summon the National Executive Committee and decide the way forward.

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