Romania to have new cabinet with most vice PM in recent years

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-26 22:48:38|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BUCHAREST, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming new government will have four deputy prime ministers, Prime Minister-designate Viorica Dancila announced on Friday.

Thus, Dancila's cabinet, if installed, will be the one with most deputy prime ministers in recent years.

The list of new government members was finalized at the National Executive Committee of the Social Democratic Party, the highest decision-making body of the party.

According to Dancila, each proposal had its voting at the party's supreme meeting.

The unveiled list showed that out of the 27 deputy prime ministers and ministers, more than half, or 16, are newcomers, while major ministries, such as that of Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs, National Defence and Justice, will have ministers of the former cabinet.

Two of the four deputy prime ministers will also serve as minister of the Environment and minister of Regional Development and Public Administration, respectively.

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, a minor partner in the governing coalition, will still have a deputy prime minister and three ministers in the new cabinet.

Structurally speaking, another move of the new cabinet is the withdrawal of the Ministry of Public Consultation and Social Dialogue, the attributions of which will be taken over by other structures of the gov't.

The ministers nominated are to be heard next Monday in the parliamentary relevant committees, and then voted in Parliament's plenary sitting. The nominated ministers will afterwards take the oath at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.