Romania’s Coalition Government Reaches Agreement

By Adrian Sturdza
Adrian Sturdza
Adrian Sturdza
December 17, 2008 Updated: October 1, 2015

Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Mircea Geoană celebrates election results shopwing the PSD victory in the Parliamentary elections, at the PSD headquarters, 11-30-08   (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)
Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Mircea Geoană celebrates election results shopwing the PSD victory in the Parliamentary elections, at the PSD headquarters, 11-30-08 (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)
BUCHAREST, Romania—The political parties forming the Romanian government coalition, after recent elections, have agreed to how they will share the ministries.

The new government will have 18 ministries, a Vice Prime Minister, and one Minister handling relations with Parliament.

The Democratic Liberal Party, part of the government coalition, managed to obtain the ministries of finance, transportation, economy, defense, regional development, communications, culture, and tourism.

The leftist Social Democratic Party will take over ministry of labour, education, health, agriculture, interior, foreign affairs, environment, and commerce. As an extra, they will also get the Deputy Prime Minister position, which will also manage the European Affairs department.

The social democrats will also receive the position for the minister managing the relationship with the Parliament.

Social democrat leader, Mircea Geoană, declared his agreement with the way ministries were distributed among the two parties, saying that the split seems fair.

The Deputy Prime Minister will be announced Thursday, after the Social Democratic Party’s National Committee meeting.

Geoană, the social democrat leader, has also announced that he will became Vice President of the Senate, and will become Vice President of the National Council for Defence.

The liberal leader, Emil Boc, who earlier tried to gain the Ministry of the Interior for his party, declared that the sharing agreement is workable, and the protocol for cooperation between the two parties has been "blunt."

Boc also announced that talks are constantly being held between the two camps, and that the current agreement is just a blueprint of the way the two parties will perform into the future.

The Liberal leader mentioned that his governing platform will be presented Friday and will be discussed Monday in Parliament.

Adrian Sturdza
Adrian Sturdza