The Cioloș Cabinet was the 125th Government of Romania. It was led by Dacian Cioloș, who was appointed Prime Minister of Romania on 10 November 2015, after the resignation of Victor Ponta amid mass protests against generalised corruption linked to the Colectiv nightclub fire. It consisted of 21 ministers. No member of the Cabinet was politically affiliated, making the Cioloș Cabinet the first entirely politically independent cabinet in Romanian history, made up of only technocrats.[1]

Cioloș Cabinet
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125th cabinet of Romania
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Dacian Cioloș, head of Government
Date formed17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
Date dissolved4 January 2017 (2017-01-04)
People and organisations
Head of stateKlaus Iohannis
Head of governmentDacian Cioloș
No. of ministers21
Member partyNone
History
Legislature term(s)2015–16
PredecessorPonta IV
SuccessorGrindeanu

HistoryEdit

After the resignation of Victor Ponta amid November 2015 protests, President Klaus Iohannis nominated on 10 November Dacian Cioloș, former Romanian Minister of Agriculture and European Commissioner, to form a new government. Five days later, Cioloș presented the list of proposed ministers. Two of the initial nominees, Andrei Baciu for the Ministry of Health and Cristina Guseth for the Ministry of Justice, were withdrawn.[2][3]

The Cioloș Cabinet received the vote of confidence from the Parliament of Romania on 17 November, the result being 389 votes "for", 115 "against" and two invalid votes.[4] In his speech to senators and deputies, the premier stated that his team did not want to and could not replace the political class, alluding to criticism raised by Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu and other MPs who said that the technocratic formula practically abolished the parliament.[5]

CompositionEdit

Image Position Ministers[6][7] Party In office since Until
Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Deputy Prime Ministers
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration Vasile Dîncu Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Trade and Tourism Costin Borc Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Ministers
Minister of Foreign Affairs Lazăr Comănescu Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of Internal Affairs Petre Tobă Ind. 17 November 2015 1 September 2016
Dragoș Tudorache Ind. 6 September 2016 4 January 2017
Minister of National Defense Mihnea Motoc Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of Public Finance Anca Paliu Dragu Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Achim Irimescu Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Environment Victor Grigorescu Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of National Education and Scientific Research Adrian Curaj Ind. 17 November 2015 5 July 2016
Mircea Dumitru Ind. 7 July 2016 4 January 2017
Minister of Culture Vlad Alexandrescu Ind. 17 November 2015 3 May 2016
Corina Șuteu Ind. 4 May 2016 4 January 2017
Minister of European Funds Aura Răducu Ind. 17 November 2015 27 April 2016
Cristian Ghinea Ind. 27 April 2016 26 October 2016
Dragoș Dinu Ind. 27 October 2016 4 January 2017
Minister of Justice Raluca Prună Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of Environment, Water and Forests Cristiana Pașca-Palmer Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly Claudia Costea Ind. 17 November 2015 14 April 2016
Dragoș Pîslaru Ind. 18 April 2016 4 January 2017
Minister for Information Society Marius Bostan Ind. 17 November 2015 5 July 2016
Dragoș Tudorache Ind. 7 July 2016
ad interim
10 August 2016
Delia Popescu Ind. 10 August 2016 4 January 2017
Minister of Health Patriciu Achimaș-Cadariu Ind. 17 November 2015 9 May 2016
Vlad Voiculescu Ind. 20 May 2016 4 January 2017
Minister of Youth and Sport Elisabeta Lipă Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister of Transport Dan Costescu Ind. 17 November 2015 5 July 2016
Sorin Bușe Ind. 7 July 2016 4 January 2017
Ministers Delegates
Minister Delegate for Social Dialogue Violeta Alexandru Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017
Minister Delegate for Relations with Romanians Abroad Dan Stoenescu Ind. 17 November 2015 5 July 2016
Maria Ligor Ind. 7 July 2016 4 January 2017
Minister Delegate for Relations with Parliament Ciprian Bucur Ind. 17 November 2015 4 January 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cristi Șelaru (17 November 2015). "Klaus Iohannis, mesaj de ULTIMĂ ORĂ pentru noii miniștri". stiripesurse.ro.
  2. ^ G. S. (15 November 2015). "Andrei Baciu, inlocuit cu Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu ca propunere pentru Ministerul Sanatatii". HotNews.ro.
  3. ^ Roxana Preda (17 November 2015). "Ce promisiune a făcut Raluca Prună, noul ministru al Justiţiei, în privinţa numirii procurorilor şefi". Gândul.
  4. ^ "Guvernul Cioloş a trecut de Parlament cu 389 voturi "pentru", şi 115 "împotrivă"". Gândul. 17 November 2015.
  5. ^ Sebastian Zachmann; Mădălina Mihalache; Radu Eremia (17 November 2015). "Guvernul Cioloş a fost votat de o majoritate lejeră, dar mulţi aleşi PSD n-au respectat decizia partidului". Adevărul.
  6. ^ Vasile Măgrădean (15 November 2015). "CABINETUL CIOLOŞ: Cine sunt miniştrii propuşi de premierul desemnat". Mediafax.
  7. ^ "Premierul desemnat Dacian Cioloș a anunţat componenţa Cabinetului său. VEZI LISTA MINIŞTRILOR". Realitatea.net. 15 November 2015.

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