Klaus Iohannis accepts proposal to be minister of the interior; he may be deputy PM also (sources)

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Sibiu's Mayor Klaus Iohannis accepted, in the National Liberal Party (PNL)'s National Political Bureau meeting, the proposal to be minister of the interior, according to some liberal sources.

The sources added that Iohannis may also take over the position of deputy prime minister.

Crin Antonescu said that he expects Klaus Iohannis, who is the Liberals' nomination for Vice-Premier and Minister of the Interior, to put the Government into better order and provide a powerful representation of the Liberals' stance in the Government.

"What I expect from Mr. Iohannis in this new capacity is better order in the Government and in the country, more civilization in the liberal sense, namely that the that institutions permanently work in the service of the citizens; I, and actually the entire party, are also waiting for a strong representation of the Liberal positions inside this Government," Antonescu told a press conference after the meeting of the PNL Political Bureau.

He mentioned that another expectation of Klaus Iohannis in his new capacity refers to a better cooperation with Prime Minister Victor Ponta.

"We expect Mr. Iohannis, in his capacity as a Vice Premier, to ensure a better cooperation and a permanent dialogue with the Prime Minister inside a broad coalition Government, which from now on till 2016 has huge responsibilities to fulfill in Romania," said the PNL chairman.AGERPRES

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