Romania's president nominates defence minister Fifor as interim PM

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.
FILE PHOTO - Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis arrives to attend a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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.