We do not exclude appointment of another technocrat premier after the legislative elections in autumn, if no party will win a majority enabling it to form on their own a government, Laurentiu-Mihai Stefan (photo), presidential adviser on domestic politics, said on Thursday during the Reuters Eastern Europe Investment Summit, hotnews.ro reports.
The main parties, PSD and PNL will each get 32% -35% of the votes in the general elections, believes Laurentiu Stefan, so that they will not be able to govern by themselves. According to the presidential adviser, an alliance of the Social-Democrats with two smaller parties will not reach the 50% threshold required to propose a prime minister to get the Parliament’s go-ahead.
In these circumstances, Stefan says he does not rule out the appointment of a new technocrat premier. “Obviously, the president will look for a prime minister. We will see if he will be a political or even a technocrat prime minister… there are still many question marks,” said Stefan Laurentiu.
Asked whether Dacian Ciolos could remain in the office of prime minister, Stefan said: “He is a value for Romanian politics. Speaking at very abstract level, I think Romania and the parties could have a valuable source if he decides to join the arena (after the election).”