Romanian government collapses in censure motion
Updated 08:39, 06-Oct-2021

Romania's coalition government led by Prime Minister Florin Citu collapsed on Tuesday after it lost a no-confidence vote initiated by the main opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) and supported by all opposition parties in Parliament.

The motion was passed by 281 votes, much more than the required minimum of 234 or 50 percent plus one of the 467-seat bicameral Parliament.

Citu's cabinet was toppled 10 days after he was elected leader of the ruling National Liberal Party (PNL) and less than 10 months after his cabinet took office on December 23, 2020.

Under the Constitution, the current cabinet shall continue to fulfill only the acts required for the administration of public affairs until the members of a new government take the oath, Ludovic Orban, speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, said after the vote.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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