President Iohannis convenes the Parliament in extraordinary session for the bill on electing mayors in two rounds

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President Klaus Iohannis has sent the Parliament the letters calling on the extraordinary session of the two Chambers in order to take note of the Government’s taking responsibility on the draft law on electing mayors in two rounds.

The extraordinary session is due next week, sometimes during January 27-30,” the head of state told a press conference on Monday.

Asked about a potential resignation of PM Ludovic Orban, the President replied he doesn’t rule that out either.

According to Iohannis, the early elections are “a fifty-fifty shot”.

“I voiced my stance for early elections, likewise PNL. You’ll find about the steps at the right time. For the time being we are not there yet”, he said.

On the other hand, President Iohannis said he would like Ludovic Orban to remain prime minister.

“I know there is a debate, I don’t know where it came from, that it would be better for Ludovic Orban to run for the Bucharest City Hall. Mr. Ludovic Orban is very suitable for the PM position and I personally want he stays in this position. It is not useful at all this scenario with him running for Bucharest city hall”, Iohannis mentioned.

Questioned if he offered Orban the guarantee he will still be PM after snap elections, Iohannis replied: “Yes, I would like Ludovic Orban to remain as prime minister”.

Just in: The Parliament has decided that the Government will assume responsibility on the local elections on January 29.

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