Romania president names new prime minister: Official

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation`s new prime minister, bringing to a close weeks of uncertainty since the left won a parliamentary vote on December 11.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 14:15 PM IST

Bucharest: Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation`s new prime minister, bringing to a close weeks of uncertainty since the left won a parliamentary vote on December 11.

The centre-right president has signed a decree naming Grindeanu, a 43-year-old former communications minister, as the new premier.

Grindeanu now faces a confidence vote in parliament on his programme and cabinet nominees.