It is expected that at the end of this week, more precisely on Friday, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă will submit his mandate, and in these days the negotiations for the new cabinet would also be resumed. The new government led by Marcel Ciolacu, with 18 ministries, is supposed to be inaugurated by June 15.
At this point, the fate of the UDMR is uncertain. Whether or not he will be part of the new government will be determined after the discussions on this topic, which have remained open.
A “leaner” government, with or without UDMR
In the coming days, Nicolae Ciucă will have a discussion with President Klaus Iohannis, and the political negotiations between the leaders of the governing coalition will be resumed, as they must first decide what will happen to those from the UDMR, and at this moment, according to some political sources, it is not known whether or not they will remain in government, Antena 3 CNN writes.
Depending on how the talks will proceed, those in the coalition can renegotiate that protocol and redistribute their ministries, the social democrats wanting to keep primarily the Ministry of Transport, but at the same time they would also like the UDMR to remain in government.
If the liberals will insist on receiving both ministries currently held by the UDMR, Development and Environment, it is very likely that the Hungarians will leave the government.
The decisions will be taken following the negotiations that will take place in the following days.
At this moment, it is said with certainty that the new government will be a more flexible one, with 18 ministries, and Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă must decide what he will do after the moment of the rotation.
Political sources say that most likely, after all the signals he received from the top of the state. Ciucă will take over the leadership of the Senate.
On May 26, Prime Minister Ciucă declared that “I decided not to submit my mandate”. It has been said that the government circular will be delayed until the resolution of the crisis in education, triggered by the general strike by teachers demanding higher salaries.