Boc Cabinets

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Boc I cabinet[edit]

Boc I
Flag of Romania.svg
118th cabinet of Romania
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Date formed 22 December 2008
Date dissolved 23 December 2009
People and organisations
Head of state Traian Băsescu
Head of government Emil Boc
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
12
Total no. of ministers 21
Member party PD-L, PSD, PC,
Status in legislature Coalition
Opposition party PNL, UDMR
Opposition leader Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu/Crin Antonescu
History
Election(s) 30 November 2008
Outgoing election
Legislature term(s) 2008–2012
Budget(s) one
Predecessor Tăriceanu II
Successor Boc II

The first Boc cabinet of the government of Romania was composed of 20 ministers, listed below. It was sworn in on 22 December 2008, the same day it received the vote of confidence from the Parliament of Romania. It was a grand coalition government, formed by the PD-L and the PSD. The cabinet could have faced a Constitutional issue, by using the term "Deputy Prime Minister", instead of the one used in the previous cabinets "Minister of State".

Following the resignation of Liviu Dragnea (PSD) from the office of Minister of Administration and Interior, on 2 February 2009, the Parliament voted to unify the post of Deputy Prime Minister with the post of Minister of Administration and Interior.

On 1 October 2009, following the removal from office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Administration and Interior, Dan Nica (PSD), all the PSD Ministers resigned from the cabinet. As a result, all their offices were taken, ad interim by the PD-L, for a period no longer than 45 days. The cabinet should have received a new vote from the Parliament, as its political composition was changed. On 13 October 2009 the Parliament voted for a motion of no confidence. As a result, this cabinet was just an acting cabinet. Its term ended on 23 December 2009, when the new cabinet, headed also by Emil Boc received the vote of confidence from the Parliament and was sworn in at Cotroceni Palace. During the interim period, Traian Băsescu nominated repeatedly friendly candidates, despite the fact that the then opposition parties (PNL, PSD, UDMR, and the 18 representatives of the national ethnic minoritires), having an absolute majority in both Houses of Parliament, expressed their will to nominate the Mayor of Sibiu Klaus Iohannis as Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Name Party Period
Prime Minister Emil Boc Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Deputy Prime Minister Name Party Period
Deputy Prime Minister Dan Nica Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Vasile Blaga (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 27 November 2009
Minister Name Party Period
Justice and Citizenship Freedoms Cătălin Predoiu Independent 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
National Defense Mihai Stănișoară Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Culture, Religious Affairs and National Patrimony Theodor Paleologu Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Agriculture and Rural Development Ilie Sârbu Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Radu Berceanu (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Public Health Ionuț Bazac Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Adriean Videanu (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Foreign Affairs Cristian Diaconescu Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Cătălin Predoiu (ad interim) Independent 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Economy Adriean Videanu Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Public Finance Gheorghe Pogea Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Labor, Family and Social Protection Marian Sârbu Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Gheorghe Pogea (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Environment and Sustainable Development Nicolae Nemirschi Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Elena Udrea (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Transport and Infrastructure Radu Berceanu Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Administration and Interior Gabriel Oprea Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 13 January 2009
Dan Nica (ad interim) 13 January 2009 – 20 January 2009
Liviu Dragnea 20 January 2009 – 2 February 2009
Dan Nica 2 February 2009 – 1 October 2009
Vasile Blaga (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Regional Development and Housing Vasile Blaga Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 27 November 2009
Education and Research Ecaterina Andronescu Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Emil Boc (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Youth and Sport Monica Iacob Ridzi Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 14 July 2009
Sorina Luminița Plăcintă 14 July 2009 – 23 December 2009
Tourism Elena Udrea Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Communications and Information Society Gabriel Sandu Democratic Liberal Party 22 December 2008 – 23 December 2009
Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce and Business Environment Constantin Niță Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Gabriel Sandu (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009
Minister Delegate Name Party Period
Relations with Parliament Victor Ponta Social Democratic Party 22 December 2008 – 1 October 2009
Sorina Luminița Plăcintă (ad interim) Democratic Liberal Party 1 October 2009 – 23 December 2009

Proposed Croitoru and Negoiță cabinets[edit]

The Croitoru-proposed cabinet was Lucian Croitoru's proposal for the cabinet, composed of 14 ministers, listed below. It was proposed on 23 October 2009, and was rejected by the Parliament of Romania on 4 November 2009.

On 15 October 2009, President Traian Băsescu, citing the need for an individual well-versed in economic policy to steer Romania through the ongoing crisis,[1] nominated the politically independent Lucian Croitoru as Prime Minister in place of Emil Boc, whose cabinet fell after losing a motion of no confidence two days earlier.[2][3][4] The nomination was backed by the Democratic Liberal Party, which is supporting Băsescu in the upcoming presidential election,[5][6] but drew criticism from the rest of the parties represented in the Romanian Parliament (the Social Democratic Party, the National Liberal Party, the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania and the Parliamentary group of ethnic minorities), which backed Sibiu Mayor Klaus Iohannis for the position,[7][8] and vowed to challenge Croitoru's nomination at the Constitutional Court or derail it in Parliament.[9][10] In a meeting with Croitoru on 20 October, the four Parliamentary groups told Croitoru they would not vote for a cabinet headed by him, and asked him to refuse the nomination as Prime Minister.[11][12]

On 23 October, Croitoru announced his proposed cabinet, which included 14 ministers, down from 18 in Emil Boc cabinet. There were 7 holdovers, and 7 new names (in addition to Croitoru).[13][14][15][16]

The Ministry of Youth and Sport would be merged with the Ministry of Education and Research and Innovation, the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce and Business Environment which will be merged with the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Tourism which will be merged with the Ministry of Regional Development. Five current ministerial posts (of Youth and Sport, Small and Medium Enterprise, Tourism, Communications, and Relations with Parliament), as well as the post of Deputy Prime Minister would be cancelled.

Prime Minister designate Name Party
Prime Minister Lucian Croitoru Independent
Minister nomatation Name Party
Administration and Interior Emerich Florin Șaghy Independent
Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu Independent
Public Finance Gheorghe Pogea Democratic Liberal Party
Justice and Citizenship Freedoms Cătălin Predoiu Independent, proposed by
Democratic Liberal Party
Education and Research Daniel Funeriu Independent
National Defense Mihai Stănișoară Democratic Liberal Party
Economy Adriean Videanu Democratic Liberal Party
Agriculture and Rural Development Adrian Rădulescu Independent
Labor, Family and Social Protection Mihai Șeitan Democratic Liberal Party
Transport Radu Berceanu Democratic Liberal Party
Regional Development, Housing and Tourism Vasile Blaga Democratic Liberal Party
Environment and Sustainable Development Sulfina Barbu Democratic Liberal Party
Public Health Cristian Vlădescu Independent
Culture, Religious Affairs and National Patrimony Theodor Paleologu Democratic Liberal Party

Following the rejection by Parliament of the Croitoru Cabinet, dubbed in the press as the second Boc cabinet without Boc, President Băsescu nominated sector 3 Mayor Liviu Negoiță to form a new government. Due to the fact that the Cabinet structure was identical to, and that most of the ministers where the same as the ones of the first Boc cabinet, and the Croitoru (proposed) Cabinet, this new proposal was nicknamed by the media and analysts The Boc III Cabinet without Boc. This cabinet never received a vote from Parliament, and Negoiță renounced to the mandate days after the run-off of the presidential election, the first Boc cabinet being officially mandated as a caretaker government until a new cabinet would form.

Prime Minister designate Name Party
Prime Minister Liviu Negoiță Democratic Liberal Party
Minister nomatation Name Party
Administration and Interior Gabriel Oprea Independent
Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu Independent
Public Finance Gheorghe Pogea Democratic Liberal Party
Justice and Citizenship Freedoms Cătălin Predoiu Independent
Education and Research Daniel Funeriu Democratic Liberal Party
National Defense Mihai Stănișoară Democratic Liberal Party
Economy Adriean Videanu Democratic Liberal Party
Agriculture and Rural Development Valeriu Tabără Democratic Liberal Party
Labor, Family and Social Protection Mihai Șeitan Democratic Liberal Party
Transport Radu Berceanu Democratic Liberal Party
Regional Development, Housing and Tourism Vasile Blaga Democratic Liberal Party
Environment and Sustainable Development Sulfina Barbu Democratic Liberal Party
Public Health Anton Cristian Irimie Democratic Liberal Party
Culture, Religious Affairs and National Patrimony Theodor Paleologu Democratic Liberal Party

Boc II[edit]

Boc II
Flag of Romania.svg
119th cabinet of Romania
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Date formed 23 December 2009
Date dissolved 6 February 2012
People and organisations
Head of state Traian Băsescu
Head of government Emil Boc
Head of government's history Cătălin Predoiu
No. of ministers 18
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
11
Total no. of ministers 29
Member party PD-L, UDMR, UNPR
Status in legislature Coalition
Opposition party PNL, PSD, PC
Opposition leader Crin Antonescu, Mircea Geoană/Victor Ponta
History
Election(s) 30 November 2008
Legislature term(s) 2008–2012
Budget(s) two
Incoming formation Emil Boc, Béla Markó, Vasile Blaga, Sebastian Vlădescu, Adriean Videanu, Teodor Baconschi, Radu Berceanu, László Borbély, Elena Udrea, Gabriel Oprea, Hunor Kelemen, Cătălin Predoiu, Gabriel Sandu, Mihai Șeitan, Daniel Funeriu, Attila Cseke, Mihai Dumitru
Predecessor Boc I
Successor Ungureanu I

On 23 December 2009 the new Boc Cabinet received, by a narrow margin, the vote of confidence of the Parliament, and was sworn in at Cotroceni later that day. The Government formed was a coalition government between the Democratic Liberal Party and the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania. It also received the (traditional) vote of the national minorities group in the Chamber of Deputies and of the two controversial groups of independents in both houses (Chamber of Deputies and Senate) of Parliament.

On 3 September 2010, Emil Boc announced a Cabinet reshuffle, replacing six Ministers. Due to the way the reshuffle was implemented, after two days of meetings and discussions, the media continued, albeit without any legal basis, the numbering of the reshuffled Cabinet as Boc V, the current Boc II Cabinet being dubbed by the press and civil society as Boc IV.

The members of the cabinet are listed below.

Prime Minister Name Party Took office Left office
Prime Minister Emil Boc Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 6 February 2012
Cătălin Predoiu Independent 6 February 2012 9 February 2012
Deputy Prime Minister Name Party Took office Left office
Deputy Prime-Minister Béla Markó Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 23 December 2009 9 February 2012
Minister Name Party Took office Left office
Minister of Administration and Interior Vasile Blaga Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 27 September 2010
Traian Igaș Democratic Liberal Party 27 September 2010 9 February 2012
Minister of Public Finance Sebastian Vlădescu Independent 23 December 2009 3 September 2010
Gheorghe Ialomițeanu Democratic Liberal Party 3 September 2010 9 February 2012
Minister of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment Adriean Videanu Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 3 September 2010
Ion Ariton Democratic Liberal Party 3 September 2010 9 February 2012
Minister of European Affairs Leonard Orban Independent 20 September 2011 9 February 2012
Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Baconschi Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 24 January 2012
Cristian Diaconescu National Union for the Progress of Romania 24 January 2012 9 February 2012
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Radu Berceanu Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 3 September 2010
Anca Boagiu Democratic Liberal Party 3 September 2010 9 February 2012
Minister of Environment and Forests László Borbély Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 23 December 2009 9 February 2012
Minister of Regional Development and Tourism Elena Udrea Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 9 February 2012
Minister of National Defense Gabriel Oprea National Union for the Progress of Romania 23 December 2009 9 February 2012
Minister of Culture and National Patrimony Hunor Kelemen Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 23 December 2009 9 February 2012
Minister of Justice Cătălin Predoiu Independent 23 December 2009 9 February 2012
Minister of Communications and Information Society Gabriel Sandu Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 3 September 2010
Valerian Vreme Democratic Liberal Party 3 September 2010 9 February 2012
Minister of Labor, Family and Social Protection Mihai Șeitan Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 3 September 2010
Ioan Botiș Democratic Liberal Party 3 September 2010 9 April 2011
Emil Boc
(ad interim)
Democratic Liberal Party 19 April 2011 3 June 2011
Sebastian Lăzăroiu Democratic Liberal Party 3 June 2011 19 September 2011
Sulfina Barbu Democratic Liberal Party 19 September 2011 9 February 2012
Minister of Education, Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Daniel Funeriu Democratic Liberal Party 23 December 2009 9 February 2012
Minister of Health Attila Cseke Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 23 December 2009 17 August 2011
Ladislau Ritli Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 17 August 2011 9 February 2012
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mihai Dumitru Independent 23 December 2009 3 September 2010
Valeriu Tabără Democratic Liberal Party 3 September 2010 9 February 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Romanian) "Băsescu spune ca n-are nimic cu Iohannis dar România are nevoie de un premier cu experiență în economie" ("Băsescu Says He Has Nothing against Iohannis but that Romania Needs a Prime Minister with Economic Experience"), Ziarul Financiar, 14 October 2009; accessed 16 October 2009
  2. ^ (Romanian) "Băsescu l-a desemnat pe Lucian Croitoru pentru funcția de premier" ("Băsescu Designates Lucian Croitoru Prime Minister"), Mediafax, 15 October 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
  3. ^ (Romanian) "Guvernul Boc 2 a fost demis" ("Boc 2 Government Dismissed"), Mediafax, 13 October 2009; accessed 13 October 2009
  4. ^ (Romanian) "Presa străină e sceptică: Lucian Croitoru e un bun specialist, dar are puține șanse să treacă de Parlament" ("Foreign Press Skeptical: Lucian Croitoru Is a Good Specialist, But Has Few Chances of Making It through Parliament"), Ziua, 15 October 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
  5. ^ (Romanian) "Udrea: Îl vom susține pe Croitoru să formeze Guvernul, Johannis nu a dorit să discute cu noi" ("Udrea: We Will Support Croitoru to Form a Government; Iohannis Did Not Want to Discuss with Us"), Mediafax, 15 October 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
  6. ^ (Romanian) "Boc: PDL îl va susţine pe Traian Băsescu la funcţia de preşedinte" ("Boc: PDL Will Support Traian Băsescu for President"), România liberă, 19 September 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
  7. ^ (Romanian) "Geoană: Voi analiza posibilitatea sesizării CCR; Băsescu vrea perpetuarea Guvernului Boc" ("Geoană: I Will Analyse the Possibility of Going to the Constitutional Court; Băsescu Wishes to Perpetuate the Boc Government"), Mediafax, 15 October 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
  8. ^ (Romanian) "Antonescu: PNL nu va vota în Parlament decât pentru Iohannis" ("Antonescu: PNL Will Vote Only for Iohannis in Parliament"), Mediafax, 15 October 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
  9. ^ (Romanian) Alina Neagu, "Mircea Geoană: Lucian Croitoru nu are susţinere in Parlament și nu va fi premier. Băsescu trage de timp pentru a păstra Guvernul Boc până la alegeri" ("Mircea Geoană: Lucian Croitoru Does Not Have Parliamentary Support. Băsescu Is Stalling to Keep the Boc Government until the Elections"), HotNews.ro, 15 October 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
  10. ^ (Romanian) "Antonescu despre numirea lui Croitoru: Iresponsabilitate politică. Este vorba de dictatura unui om" ("Antonescu about Croitoru's Nomination: Political Irresponsibility. We Are Talking about a One-Man Dictatorship"), LiveNews.ro citing Antena 3, 15 October 2009; accessed 15 October 2009
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  12. ^ "Geoana: The unanimous decision of parliamentary majority is to support Iohannis for the PM seat". Financiarul. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  13. ^ (Romanian) "Cabinetul Croitoru are 14 ministere. Premierul desemnat Lucian Croitoru a venit cu lista noului cabinet" Archived 25 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Europafm.ro, 23 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  14. ^ (Romanian) "Cine sunt noii miniștri ai Cabinetului Croitoru", Realitatea.net, 23 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
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