Former European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos speaks after being appointed as Romania's prime minister by Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis (L) in Bucharest, Romania November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea
BUCHAREST - 16 January 2018: Romania's centrist President Klaus Iohannis named Social Democrat Defence Minister Mihai Fifor as interim prime minister on Tuesday, to replace outgoing Mihai Tudose who resigned after losing the support of his party on Monday.
Iohannis told reporters he wanted a "swift procedure to form a new government to avert political uncertainty and harm to the economy". Iohannis also said consultations with political parties to find a new premier are due to start on Wednesday.