Romania likely to get its first Muslim prime minister

Leader of Romania's Social Democratic Party Liviu Dragnea has proposed Sevil Shhaideh for the post of prime minister.

Source: Tanjug
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A Romanian woman is seen at a voting booth in Baleni Sarbi on December 11 (Tanjug/AP, file)
A Romanian woman is seen at a voting booth in Baleni Sarbi on December 11 (Tanjug/AP, file)

Dragnea's party won the December 11 parliamentary elections.

If approved by parliament, Shhaideh could become the country's first woman prime minister, and also the fist Muslim to hold that office.

Dragnea himself cannot serve as prime minister, because he has a conviction for election fraud, AP reported on Wednesday.

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is now "consulting with political leaders before nominating a prime minister," the agency said.

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