Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday rejected the Social Democratic Party (PSD) nomination of Sevil Shhaideh for pm. Iohannis stopped lacking explaining his decision to reject Shhaideh, a Muslim lady whom PSD leader Liviu Dragnea pressed forward because he themself had little possibility of being recognized as PM. The choice uses per week of controversies surrounding Shhaideh, who’s married to some Syrian businessman near to the Assad regime.
The choice is viewed as a blow for Dragnea. The PSD leader reacted by claiming the President was trying to spark an emergency which his party wouldn’t exclude an effort to for that suspension from the President – a danger he’d made before, but viewed as unlikely by political pundits in Bucharest. He stated he’d announce their own decision regarding how to move ahead within the future.
So Dragnea found Shhaideh to push forward. She is viewed as an individual who wouldn’t dare to challenge his will inside the PSD and who’d have remaining Dragnea the de facto mind of presidency.
Liviu Dragnea’s PSD won the overall elections earlier this year with a comfortable margin. But he couldn’t step-up and run for pm, as ealier this season he received a suspended sentence for electoral fraud inside a previous poll. Romanian law prevents criminally sentenced politicians from becoming pm.
Iohannis didn’t make any comment regarding what could have caused his decision to reject Shhaideh .
But previously a few days several issues emerged in media – especially individuals associated with Shhaideh’s husband, a business person of Syrian origin who’d labored like a bureaucrat for that Assad regime and who’d expressed support for Assad, but in addition for Hezbollah. Newer revelations suggest the husband’s siblings will also be from the Assad regime.
Had she been recognized by Iohannis, Shhaideh might have end up being the first Mulsim to guide EU government and one of the couple of Muslim women to possess held high office in Europe.