President Klaus Iohannis has signed the decree regarding the designation of Sorin Grindeanu as Prime Minister candidate.

"The President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, has signed, on Friday, December 30, the decree regarding the designation of Mr. Sorin Mihai Grindeanu as a candidate for the position of Prime Minister, in order to request the confidence vote of Parliament on the programme and the list of the new Government, according to art. 103, paragraph (2) of the Romanian Constitution", the Presidential Administration announced.

Sorin Grindeanu was proposed on Wednesday by the Social Democrat Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) as Prime Minister candidate. The head of state had a meeting with Grindeanu on Thursday.