Romania held parliamentary elections on Sunday, December 11, with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) emerging as the big winner. Next, once the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) announces the final results, the country will get a new Prime Minister and thus a new Government.

But how long will this process take? According to the law, the President has to nominate a candidate for the Prime Minister position after consultations with the parties that are represented in the Parliament.

Next, the candidate has to choose his team and get the Parliament’s vote. Thus, if the candidate nominated by President Klaus Iohannis chooses a team that receives the Parliament’s vote, the new Government could be sworn in by the end of the year, according to Romanian media.

If everything is speedy, the Parliament vote could happen on December 30.
PSD leader Liviu Dragnea is expected to be nominated for Prime Minister.

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