Romanian President Rejects Muslim Woman for Prime Minister

Bucharest Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis rejected the leftist Social Democrat Party’s (PSD) Sevil Shhaideh for prime minister , he said on Tuesday.

Saying he “carefully evaluated the proposal”, Iohannis said he rejects her and asked the PSD to nominate another person to head the next government.

Shhaideh, 52, a regional development minister with limited political exposure and experience, would have become the first female and the first Muslim prime minister of Romania.

Together with its long-time ally ALDE, the PSD has an outright majority in parliament with 250 members in the 465-seat two-house assembly, allowing them to easily give their government a vote of confidence and pass legislation.

Source: Qatar News Agency