Former Foreign minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu was validated by the Parliament as head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, with 295 votes in favor and only 23 against. Ungureanu has sworn in front of the parliamentarians at noon on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Ungureanu was voted unanimously by the members of the Foreign Intelligence Commissions in the Senate and the House of Deputies. Ungureanu was suggested for the office by president Traian Basescu. The seat has been vacant for a few months after the resignation of the former director, Claudiu Saftoiu.