The Socialist government in Romania led by Victor Ponta resigned earlier this week in the wake of mass protests and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis this morning appointed Minister of Education Sorin Cimpeanu as the country’s interim Prime Minister.
Mr Cimpeanu is Vice President of the Romanian Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, which is co-led by long-standing Liberal Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu and is due to become a member of the ALDE Party at the upcoming Congress in Budapest on 19-21 November.
Mr Cimpeanu joins Xavier Bettel (Luxembourg, current holder of the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union), Dr Miro Cerar (Slovenia), Charles Michel (Belgium), Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Denmark), Taavi Rõivas (Estonia), Mark Rutte (Netherlands, next holder of the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union) and Juha Sipilä (Finland) as sitting ALDE Party Prime Ministers.
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The ALDE Party consists of 55 member parties and many individual members from 37 countries across Europe.
The ALDE Party will host its 36th Annual Congress in Budapest, Hungary from 19-21 November.