Romania's new Ungureanu government passes Parliament vote as opposition MPs skip procedure
A swear-in ceremony is due later today. Ungureanu said shortly after the vote that he planned a meeting of his team as early as Thursday evening.
The parliamentary debates prior to the vote today were marked by a speech of Social Democratic (PSD, opposition) leader Victor Ponta. The speech, which listed a series of questions the opposition has for the Ungureanu's government and noted that the Social Democrats were there to listen any answer to their questions, was seen as a more balanced approach by Ponta of the current relations with the governing coalition.
And that comes in contrast with a more radical position of the National Liberals, the PSD's partners in the opposition Social Liberal Union coalition.