The PSD’s latest pick for prime minister is Sorin Grindeanu, a 43 year-old second-tier career PSD politician, currently leader of Timis County Council and for many years before that deputy mayor of Timisoara. He was also Minister of Communications in the Victor Ponta government.
Grindeanu is thought to be close to the Romanian intelligence services: he was a member of the SRI’s control commission from 2013-14. If so, then the appointment (which Klaus Iohannis will approve: there is little wriggle room left) is not all bad.
Other than that, we know nothing, except that Grindeanu’s first public utterances last night were not promising:
‘My government will be subordinate to the PSD,’ he said.
Let’s hope the SRI will keep him and his overlords in check.