Romania's first woman PM sworn in

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-30 03:10:26|Editor: yan
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BUCHAREST, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Romania's first woman Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and her cabinet were sworn in before the head of state on Monday.

"I hope that with the investiture of the third cabinet proposed by the parliamentary majority, the government hopping will also end, which last year led to the degradation of the social climate, to a mood that can not be beneficial to the development of a society," said President Klaus Iohannis after the swearing-in ceremony.

Dancila's cabinet, the third Social Democratic government in less than 13 months, won the vote of confidence in the parliament earlier, with 282 votes in favor, 136 against and one abstention, much more than the required 233 votes.

Dancila announced to have the first meeting with her cabinet members this evening at the Victoria Palace, headquarters of the Romanian Government, with the first government meeting to be held on Wednesday.

The Social Democrats won more than 45 percent of the votes in the general elections at the end of 2016. Together with the Alliance of Democrats and Liberals, it has an outright majority of 250 seats in the 465-member parliament.