Pres­i­dent names new pre­mier

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Ro­ma­nia’s pres­i­dent has nom­i­nated a re­gional politi­cian as the next prime min­is­ter, af­ter turn­ing down an econ­o­mist who could have be­come the coun­try’s first fe­male Mus­lim pre­mier. Pres­i­dent Klaus Io­han­nis on Fri­day en­dorsed Sorin Grindeanu, 43, to be­come pre­mier. Grindeanu is a mem­ber of the So­cial Demo­cratic Party that won Dec 11 elec­tions, and chair­man of the Timis county coun­cil. Par­lia­ment needs to ap­prove him. The nom­i­na­tion came af­ter Io­han­nis de­clined to en­dorse Sevil Sh­haideh.

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