Thursday, March 29, 2007

Romania on verge of cabinet shake-up

BUCHAREST, Romania -- The country appeared headed for a cabinet shakeup on Wednesday (March 28th), as the crisis within the ruling coalition deepened. Justice Minister Monica Macovei said in an interview Tuesday that she expects to be fired. The main opposition Social Democratic Party says it is no longer interested in participating in any cabinet reshuffle, and will instead leave it all up to Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu. He reportedly has asked the Conservative Party (PC) to join the restructured government, but PC has declined the offer. Analysts say that leaves a cabinet consisting of Tariceanu's National Liberal Party and the ethnic Hungarian UDMR.

Balkan Times

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