Romania was about to appoint its first Muslim prime minister. Then the president intervened
Romania’s president has rejected the nomination of the country’s first ever Muslim candidate for prime minister. President Klaus Iohannis said he had “carefully weighed the arguments for and against” appointing Sevil Shhaideh and had decided not to accept the nomination. Ms Shhaideh, who is a member of the country’s Muslim Tartar minority, had been put forward by the Social Democratic Party, which comprehensively won Romania's election earlier this month with 45 per cent of the vote.