The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) decided to issue on 13 December its opinion regarding the Government 's notification regarding the existence of a constitutional conflict after President Klaus Iohannis deferred the appointment of the new ministers of Transport and Regional Development, official sources told AGERPRES on Friday.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced on Friday that the Government notified the Constitutional Court of Romania about the fact that President Klaus Iohannis has not made a decision regarding the appointment of the new ministers of Transport (Mircea Draghici) and Regional Development (Lia Olguta Vasilescu).
PM Dancila spoke in the beginning of the Government sitting about the recent discussions which members of the Executive carried out in Brussels with European officials on the takeover of the Presidency of the EU Council. In this context, she underscored that "the only uncertain situation" at the moment is created by President Iohannis "through blocking the appointment of new ministers in two important areas."
On 21 November, the Social Democratic Party's (PSD) National Executive Committee (CExN) decided to propose Lia Olguta Vasilescu for Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration, and Mircea Draghici for Minister of Transport.
The decision came after President Klaus Iohannis rejected the initial picks: Ilan Laufer for Regional Development and Lia Olguta Vasilescu for Transports. The head of state argued the two were not suited for the positions.
The President announced that he would consider PSD's new proposals after the National Day.