OREANDA-NEWS. Ludovic Orban, the head of the Romanian government and the leader of the National Liberal Party, resigned.

This was announced by country’s President Klaus Iohannis at a press conference. “This evening, Mr. Ludovik Orban resigned as the appointed prime minister,” he said. According to the head of state, this situation was caused by the boycott of the parliamentary meeting on Monday by the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Iohannis said that he accepted the resignation of the head of the cabinet and convened consultations with parliamentary political parties on Wednesday in order to nominate a new candidate for the post of prime minister.

The previous government of Orban was dismissed on February 5 after a vote of no confidence announced by parliament on the initiative of the oppositional SDP. Despite this, Iohannis commissioned Orban to form a new government again.

On February 24, the Constitutional Court ruled that as a result of Orban’s second nomination, a legal conflict arose between the president and parliament, and the head of state should propose a candidate for the position of prime minister again. There was no quorum at the parliament meeting, which was to consider the composition of the second government of Orban on Monday; therefore it did not take place.