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New government of Romania sworn in

02-10-2012 07:49 BJT

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The new government of Romania has been promptly sworn in after the country's Parliament approved a cabinet led by a former foreign intelligence chief.

Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu’s government was presented at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Bucharest.


Romania's new Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu places his hand over the bible and the
constitution during a swearing-in ceremony at Cotroceni palace in Bucharest February 9, 2012.

Romanian President Traian Basescu said the new Cabinet with many young ministers sends a strong signal that it’s time for the younger generation to change politics. Basescu said he expects more transparency and reform from the new leadership.

But he also praised the former government, saying its hard work and austerity measures have stabilized Romania’s economy.

Ungureanu’s Cabinet has seven ministers from the previous Cabinet, but new younger ones control key positions over the economy, finance, interior and agriculture.

The country’s next parliamentary elections are expected in November.

Romanian Premier Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, left, shakes hands with Romania's President Traian
Basescu, right, after the swearing in ceremony in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

Romania's President Traian Basescu (C) gestures next to new Prime Minister Mihai Razvan
Ungureanu (4th L) during a family photo with the new government at Cotroceni palace in
Bucharest February 9, 2012.

Romania's President Traian Basescu, left, kisses outgoing Premier Emil Boc, right, after the
swearing in ceremony of a new government in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

Romania's new Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (C) gestures as he speaks to President
Traian Basescu (L) and Senate speaker Vasile Blaga during a swearing in ceremony at the
Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest February 9, 2012.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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