Romania: Change of government - Chief of Intelligence is now Prime Minister

Romania: Change of government - Chief of Intelligence is now Prime Minister

Bucharest : Romania | Feb 09, 2012 at 1:41 PM PST
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Romanian parliament on Thursday gave the vote of confidence in the government of newPrime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu. The former intelligence chief got a chance todecisively cut off from its predecessor, who resigned after street protests against savings -reports Reuters.

237 MPs voted for a coalition cabinet Ungureanu (necessary minimum of 232 votes), two people are stopped. Leftist opposition boycotted the vote.

43-year-old Ungureanu, a former foreign intelligence chief, was appointed on Monday by the president to head the government. After his predecessor inherited the ruling centristcoalition of the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) and smaller groups, which together have a small but functioning majority.

Previous Prime Minister Emil Boc resigned last week after a series of protests against thesharp budget cuts, which assumes the credit agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Ungureanu presented on Wednesday the composition of his government, in which theexchange of all ministers of the PDL on the other from the same group.

According to economist of Raiffeisen Bank Ionut Dumitru, "the most important thing is that the new government to continue the reforms agreed with the IMF and the European Commission". - If it does so, Romania will have a good - said Dumitru.

amagda is based in London, England, United Kingdom, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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