President Klaus Iohannis appoints Viorica Dancila as prime minister designate. If approved by parliament, she will be the first female premier of the country.
President Klaus Iohannis endorsed Mihai Tudose's nomination after ruling Social Democrats picked Tudose to replace the ousted Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu who was toppled last week in a no-confidence motion.
Grindeanu's ouster was expected after Romania's ruling leftists withdrew support from the government and filed a no-confidence motion in parliament.
Grindeanu has been under pressure to reshuffle his team, with some senior politicians from both the PSD and ALDE accusing his cabinet of poor performance and failing to uphold the governing programme.
Six things to know about Romania's protest movement against a controversial bill. The law was proposed to overlook bribes under $48,000 – and it led to nationwide protests.
The demonstrators want Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and his entire cabinet to resign even after the government scrapped a controversial decree that would weaken measures against corruption in the European country.
Demonstrators demand Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and his cabinet step down after they attempted to pass a controversial decree to decriminalise corruption offences involving less than $48,000.
The opposition's attempt to topple the Social Democrat-led government failed even after the country saw massive anti-corruption protests over the past week.
More than a half million people took to the streets of Bucharest to demonstrate against a bill that would have spared corrupt politicians from prosecution. The law was ditched on Sunday but is not enough to restore confidence in the government.
Centrist President Klaus Iohannis criticised the Social Democrat-led government for a decree, later scrapped, that decriminalised some corruption, triggering the largest demonstrations in Romania since the fall of communism in 1989.
Mass protests for six days forced the government to scrap the decree that would have decriminalised some corruption.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest government moves to decriminalise corruption. The protests were the biggest since the fall of communism.
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