Victor Ponta announced the new Government on Monday, after several negotiations with UDMR to join the USD coalition.
“Alongside the three parties, PSD, UNPR and PC, UDMR and PP-DD joined to support the government. In the future we will dialogue on concrete projects”, Ponta said at the beginning of the press conference.
Victor Ponta and Kelemen Hunor signed on Monday the agreement that would allow UDMR to join the governing coalition. In return for UDMR’s cooperation, USD promises to solve the problem of minority cultural rights, through the use of adequate legislation.
Furthermore, UDMR will finally receive a solution to the problem of the Hungarian section at UMF Targu Mures.
After signing the agreement, Ponta stated that he has always appreciated UDMR’s “competency and seriousness”, when they were on the same side and also on separate sides.
Before presenting the new ministers, the PM also announced the list of appointments will be sent to the Parliament on Tuesday and the new Government will be sworn in on Wednesday.
The NEW Government
Liviu Dragnea (PSD) – Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration, deputy
Gabriel Oprea (UNPR) – Minister of Internal Affairs, deputy
Daniel Constantin (PC) – Minister of Agriculture, deputy
Kelemen Hunor (UDMR) – Minister of Culture, deputy
Titus Corlatean (PSD) – Minister of External Affairs
Mircea Dusa (PSD) – Minister of National Defense
Robert Kazanciuc (PSD) – Minsiter of Justice
Ioana Petrescu (independent) – Minister of Public Finances
Attila Korodi (UDMR) – Minister of Environment and Climate Changes
Nicolae Banicioiu (PSD) – Minister of Health
Remus Pricopie (PSD) – Minister of National Education
Gabriela Szabo – Minister of Youth and Sport
Dan Sova (PSD) – Minister of Transport
Rovana Plumb (PSD) – Minister of Labour
Constantin Nita (PSD) – Minister of Economy
Florin Jianu – Delegate Minister of Tourism, small business
Aurelia Cristea (PSD) – Minister of Dialogue Social and Civil Society
Razvan Cotovelea – Delegate Minister for Information Society
Eugen Teodorovici – Minister of European Funds
Liviu Voinea – Minister of Budget
Razvan Nicolescu – Delegate Minister for Energy
Bogdan Stanoevici – Delegate Ministers for Romanians Everywhere
Eugen Nicolicea (PSD) – Delegate Minister for the Relation with the Parliament
Mihnea Costoiu – Delegate Minister for Superior Education, Research and Technological Development