BUCHAREST Dec 22 Romanian President Klaus
Iohannis said on Thursday he will appoint a prime minister
designate after Dec. 25 as he needed time to assess the proposal
made by the Social Democrat Party (PSD), the winners of a Dec.
11 parliamentary election.
The PSD has formed a ruling coalition with their junior ally
ALDE, backed in parliament by the ethnic Hungarian party UDMR.
It proposed 52-year-old former development minister Sevil
Shhaideh for prime minister during consultations with the
president on Wednesday.
"A majority coalition has been set up in parliament,"
Iohannis told reporters. "As a result, in the following days I
will have discussions on these topics, and an appointment will
occur after Christmas."
(Reporting by Luiza Ilie and Radu Marinas; Editing by Alison