Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has appointed former EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos as prime minister.
It comes following the resignation of Victor Ponta and his cabinet after a deadly nightclub blaze sparked anti-government protests.
He will lead a technocrat administration for one year ahead of elections in December 2016:
“It is a long mandate because we won’t just limit ourselves to administrative decisions. Still it is too short to deliver the reforms that our society is expecting. ‘’ he said.