Sources within the Democratic Party (PD), which forms the bulk of the current government in Bucharest along with the Liberals (PNL), told HotNews.ro on Sunday that Liberal PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu had informed PD leaders that their party would no longer be part of a reshuffled government that may be announced today.
PM Tariceanu is to forward the leadership of the two chambers of the Romanian Parliament the complete list of a reshuffled government on Monday morning.
According to information circulated on Sunday, the future government will be formed only of PNL with support from the Hungarian Democrats (UDMR). UDMR is said to get three portfolios in the new government, as one rumored nominee, Gyorgy Frunda, refused the Justice minister portfolio, while another UDMR member, Peter Ekstein Kovacs, was rejected by the party.
The members of the reshuffled government list are to face specialized parliamentary commissions on Monday as well.
Governmental sources have been circulating two names for the portfolios of Justice and Transports held so far by Democratic Party ministers.
The Justice seat may go to Tudor Chiuariu, a Liberal lawyer who serves as head of the Anti-fraud Department. Liberal deputy Relu Fenechiu, who’s been maintaining a close relationship with Chiuariu and who’s been watched by anti-graft, anti-organized crime bodies in Romania, was said last weekend to be considered for the Transports Ministry.