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Romanian President Reappoints Rival Ponta as PM

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Romanian President Traian Basescu has reappointed his arch-rival as prime minister and asked him to form the country’s new government. The move Monday follows Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s center-left governing alliance winning a two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections earlier this month. There are concerns that the partnership may not last. The two men have been […]

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Romania’s Center-Left Coalition Wins Parliamentary Elections

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Romania’s center-left ruling coalition has won a Sunday’s parliamentary elections. With more than 80 percent of the ballots counted Monday, the Social-Liberal Union led by Prime Minister Victor Ponta has won about 60 percent of the votes, defeating President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitored the […]

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Partial Count Shows Romania’s Center-Left Winning Election

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Romania’s parliamentary election are giving the ruling center-left ruling alliance a clear victory in Sunday’s vote. With about 80 percent of polling stations reporting, Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union has take about 60 percent of the vote. President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance is trailing at a distant second with […]

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Romanian Ruling Alliance Set for Majority

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls from Romania’s parliamentary election are giving the ruling center-left ruling alliance a clear victory in Sunday’s vote. Two polls indicate Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union was expected to take about 57 percent of the vote. President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance was trailing at a distant second with close to 19 […]

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Parliamentary Elections Under Way in Romania

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Parliamentary elections are under way in Romania, with polls indicating the center-left ruling alliance is expected to win. Opinion polls put Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union at about 57 percent, with President Traian Basecu’s Right Romania Alliance trailing at a distant second with around 20 percent. The two candidates have been locked in […]

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Romanian President Survives Impeachment Vote

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Romanian President Traian Basescu has survived a referendum on his impeachment, after an insufficient number of voters turned out to cast ballots. Election officials say the voter turnout Sunday was close to 46 percent, but did not reach the required 50 percent. Mr. Basescu said Romanians invalidated the referendum by not participating. The country’s parliament […]

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Romanians Vote on Whether to Impeach President

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Romanians are voting Sunday in a referendum to decide whether to impeach their president in a bitter feud between center-right President Traian Basescu and his rival, center-left Prime Minister Victor Ponta. The president’s opponents have accused him of overstepping his powers and violating the country’s constitution. After Romania’s parliament suspended Mr. Basescu earlier this month, […]

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Romania’s Impeached President Basescu Prepares for Referendum

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Romania’s President Traian Basescu has been suspended as part of a power struggle with the country’s prime minister, who says the president has overstepped his authority and interfered with the government’s work. A total of 256 lawmakers out of 432 voted on Friday in favor of the move. Mr. Basescu is now subject to a […]

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Romanian Parliament Impeaches President Basescu

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Romania’s parliament has voted to impeach President Traian Basescu, as part of a power struggle with the country’s prime minister. A total of 256 lawmakers out of 432 voted on Friday in favor of the move, and he could be permanently ousted from power in a national referendum to be held within 30 days. Crin […]

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Romanian Lawmakers Move to Impeach President

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition of Romanian lawmakers is moving to try to impeach President Traian Basescu as part of a power struggle with the country’s prime minister. The coalition’s action is the latest move in a month-long campaign of attacks by Prime Minister Victor Ponta against President Basescu. Lawmakers from the three-party Liberal Social Union , including […]

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