Jan 16, 2018

Romanian prime minister forced to resign over succession of blunders

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose was forced to resign following a fallout with party leader Liviu Dragnea.

Romania’s government has collapsed for the second time in a year as Prime Minister Mihai Tudose was forced to resign yesterday.

The controversial prime minister has made a succession of blunders during his six months in office, including saying that those who would fly the flag of the Szekler land would hang next to the flag.

At the time, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that threatening an ethnic minority with execution is unacceptable.

Tudose was forced to resign on Monday as the Social Democrats withdrew support for him following a five-hour-long crisis meeting in Bucharest.

Tensions between the prime minister and party leader Liviu Dragnea had been boiling for weeks following a succession of politcal errors. The ruling party meets today to decide on Tudose’s replacement.