Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis has rejected a proposal by the PSD party to name the first female and first Muslim prime minister, sparking outcry in the country already reeling from years of political and economic woes.
Little-known former regional development minister Sevil Shhaideh has been proposed as Romania's first woman prime minister, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) says.
Romania's left-leaning Social Democrats have easily won parliamentary elections a year after a major anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power, near-final results released Monday showed.
Basescu and his wife Maria swore an oath at the Moldovan embassy in Bucharest Thursday where they were given citizenship of Moldova, formerly part of Romania.
The largest foreign prison populations in the European Union are Moroccan and Romanian.