UPDATE: PSD, PNL and UDMR and minority senators and deputies voted on Wednesday in favour of a parliamentary majority to support Klaus Johannis mayor of Sibiu's accession to the role of Prime Minister. The political declaration adopted by the parliament requests that President Traian Basescu redraws its proposal that did not meet parliamentary support and to back Klaus Johannis. PD-L parliamentarians did not take part in the session.

The declaration behind Klaus Johannis' support for the PM role was adopted with 252 votes in favour and 2 against. The Parliament's conclusion was that a government of specialists led by an independent PM is "the only realist option to tackle Romania's immediate three priorities: organising fair elections, managing the country's economic emergencies and rebuilding the confidence between the Government and its institutional partners".

The second point made was that the President redraws its proposal for the PM role, meaning Lucian Croitoru. A further insistence on the president might mean prolonging the political crisis and amplifying its economic and social costs, the opposition MPs show. Basescu was summoned to name Klaus Johannis as Romania's PM, bearing in mind his political support in the Parliament.

  • Crin Antonescu (PNL) said found it unacceptable to say that behind Klaus Johannis' proposal rests the Grivco coalition. "It is like we refuse to work and communicate with Romania's presidential institution because we don't like the President from the Golden Blitz, as if the President would have the right to work at a political level only with whom is convenient for him".
  • Mircea Geoana (PSD) expressed the feeling of assisting the end of a political regime, the end of a republic. He compared the actions of President Basescu with the action of Emperor Nero, "who stands on a hill and sees his people setting fire to his own fortress". According to him, all the parliamentarians to have voted in favour of Klaus Johannis will send Basescu a letter, which will also be made public.
  • Cezar Preda (PD-L) said that a fundamental state institution is discredited once again and that PD-L thought this action undermines democracy, by disregarding the constitution.
  • Varujan Pambuccian (minorities) says that proposing Klaus Johannis has nothing to do with the electoral campaign. The minorities' first option will be Sibiu's mayor should they be invited to negotiate the formation of a new government and the naming of a new PM.

The Permanent Offices of the two Chambers of the Parliament decided to call on Wednesday, a common meeting in order to vote an act confirming the Parliamentary majority behind Klaus Johannis. Social Democratic Party leader Mircea Geoana declared that the coalition endorsing Johannis submitted a request which was accepted. He explained that the act is purely a political move.

The act will not compel President Basescu in any way, Senate's Speaker Mircea Geoana declared. He said that the move is just to prove that the majority behind Johannis exists.