The leadership of the governing National Liberal Party (PNL) proposed group vicepresident Adrian Cioroianu on Monday to take over the helm of Romanian diplomacy after Foreign minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu was forced to resign recently.

Cioroianu confirmed for that the vote gave him the support of 28 of 29 members of the PNL political board today. He said that if confirmed as Foreign minister he would drop his membership of the European Parliament.

Ungureanu was forced to resign earlier this year when PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu asked him to do so for failing to inform the government about the situation of two Romanian workers suspected of espionage activities, detained by US troops in Iraq. The two workers were later cleared and released and returned to Romania.