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Ciolos Cabinet members to be heard Tuesday, voted on in plenary session Wednesday



At a joint meeting on Monday, the standing bureaus of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies decided that the ministers picked by Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos will be heard on Tuesday by the specialist committees, while on Wednesday Parliament will vote on the entire cabinet at a plenary sitting scheduled for 10:00hrs.

"We have approved the schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday that includes hearings of the ministers picked for the Ciolos government and the plenary sitting convened for Wednesday at 10:00hrs. Tuesday will be a day full of hearings. On Wednesday morning, at 09:00hrs, we will be waiting for the opinions of the committees that hear the ministers, and the joint plenary sitting starts on Wednesday at 10:00hrs," Senate Chair Anca Dragu said on Monday.


The list of the ministers proposed for the Cabinet of Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos and the governing program were submitted to Parliament on Monday.

According to regulations, the Standing Bureaus are to meet in order to set the date of the joint meeting of Parliament, within 15 days of receiving the governing program and the list of ministers.

Each candidate for the position of minister will be heard in a joint meeting by the Chambers' standing committees responsible for the office seeker's sphere of competence.

Following the hearing, the committees shall present a joint, reasoned advisory opinion.

The program and the list of the government are debated by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate in a joint sitting.