President Iohannis: We can talk only about a political Gov’t after elections


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A political Cabinet will be set up after the Romanian parliamentary elections due on December 11, president Klaus Iohannis said on Monday, as quoted by

The head of state stressed that the technocrat government led by Dacian Ciolos was just a backup solution in time of crisis. However, the Romanian President added that “it would not be anything wrong” if some of the ministers of the Ciolos Cabinet would want to run for a seat in Parliament.

A country must have a political Government, it’s as simple as that. The fact that we proposed a politically independent person for this period of crisis (…) was a short-term solution. I think that we cannot talk but a political Government after the elections,” Klaus Iohannis stated.

Referring to the possibility that ministers now acting in the Ciolos Cabinet should run for the parliamentary elections, Iohannis said that “it would not be wrong”.

New people might come from the Government as well, I am not thinking of anyone in particular, but theoretically one can imagine that certain persons who maybe became more visible or more interested in politics by their position to decide to join politics. It wouldn’t be wrong,” the President said.

Klaus Iohannis also underscored that he had talked since last year about the need that political parties should open up and new people should show up on the political stage.

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