Romania president names new prime minister

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has been in power since 2014Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation’s new prime minister, bringing to a close weeks of uncertainty since the left won a parliamentary vote on December 11. The centre-right president has signed a decree naming Grindeanu, a 43-year-old former communications minister, as the new premier. The nomination sought to put an end to a political crisis in Romania sparked when after Iohannis rejected a previous candidate who would have been the country’s first female and first Muslim prime minister.

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