Romania’s Tudose clinches cabinet reshuffle amid anti-corruption drive

Rather than risk searching for a third prime minister in a matter of months, Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) settled on a shakeup sought by PM Mihai Tudose in which two ministers who are allies of party chairman Liviu Dragnea, yet are perceived in Brussels as being corrupt, were ousted from their posts atop the regional development and European funds ministries, Deutsche Welle reports. Additionally, the transport minister, who had been accused of taking too long to implement infrastructure projects, was reportedly forced to resign as well. The moves are seen as Tudoes wresting control away from Dragnea.

 

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