Romania's first female, Muslim PM rejected

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis attends a press conference in Bucharest in April 2016Romania’s president sparked fresh political turmoil Tuesday after rejecting a proposal by the election-winning leftist party to name the EU country’s first female and first Muslim prime minister. Klaus Iohannis gave no reasons for his rejection of Sevil Shhaideh, put forward by the Social Democrats (PSD), but there was speculation that it may be due to her Syrian husband’s background. “I have properly analysed the arguments for and against and I have decided not to accept this proposal,” the president told reporters in a televised statement.

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