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Ludovic Orban resigns as PM-designate

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday that Ludovic Orban has resigned as prime minister-designate.

"This evening, Mr Ludovic Orban resigned as prime minister-designate," Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

President Klaus Iohannis met interim Prime Minister Ludovic Orban at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Tuesday, according to official sources.

On Monday, the Constitutional Court of Romania ruled that there is a legal conflict between the President and Parliament regarding the appointment of Ludovic Orban, the national leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), as prime minister.

Also Monday, the sitting of Parliament for a vote of confidence in the Orban II Government could not be held due to the lack of a quorum.