Social Democratic Party (PSD) forces the resignation of the second government in a year as Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned n Monday evening, at the end of the PSD leadership session.
Deputy Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu also submitted his resignation from the position held in the Government saying he would return "with his head up" to Parliament, where he would continue to "dedicate himself to the public service in the benefit of Romania. "
Liviu Dragnea said he will not make another proposal for a Prime Minister and that he leaves the party make a nomination.
The Social Democrats are taking down their second government in just one year of government.
PSD president Liviu Dragnea announced "the decision to remove the political support for the prime minister was adopted by 60 votes to 4 and 4 abstentions, and Mihai Tudose who didn't vote. In the beginning of the meeting, Mihai Tudose said that if the national representatives will asks him to resign, he will do so, as he said when he was invested," the PSD leader pointed out.
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose submitted his resignation on January 15, and according to the law on the organization and functioning of the Government, an official address will be sent to the Presidential Administration. According to the procedures, President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, will take note of the resignation of Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and will issue the vacancy decree and the decree appointing another member of the Government as interim Prime Minister to fulfill the duties of the Prime Minister until the formation of the new Government. Both Presidential Decrees will enter into force with their publication in the Official Gazette.