Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday appointed Ludovic Orban, leader of the main opposition National Liberal Party, as prime minister, after the Social Democratic cabinet collapsed in a no-confidence vote on Thursday.
Ludovic Orban, leader of the main opposition National Liberal Party. [File Photo: IC]
Iohannis made the decision after days of consultations with parliamentary parties when only the National Liberal Party came with concrete proposals for the prime minister's position and even the Cabinet's composition.
Under the constitution, Orban has 10 days to form a government, and win a confidence vote in parliament.
Romania's Social Democratic government lost a no-confidence vote initiated by the main opposition National Liberal Party and supported by almost all the other parties in parliament, after it was abandoned by its coalition partner in late August and became a parliamentary minority.