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Romanian PM temporarily vacates post for health reasons

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta who is receiving treatment in Turkey for an injury sustained during a basketball game asks to have deputy prime minister Gabriel Oprea named as his replacement

VICTOR PONTA. In this file photo, Romania's Presidential candidate and prime minister Victor Ponta makes a statement after the first exit-poll figures were officially announced, at his party headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, late 16 November 2014. Photo by EPA

Romanian PM to face IMF grilling on budget

Nov 30, 2014 - 1:53 PM

Romania s PM Victor Ponta needs to convince IMF that raising minimum wage and doubling benefits can be met while still limiting the deficit to 1 4 of GDP

VICTOR PONTA. In this file photo, Romania's Presidential candidate and prime minister Victor Ponta makes a statement after the first exit-poll figures were officially announced, at his party headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, late 16 November 2014. Photo by EPA

Romanian PM concedes surprise defeat in presidential vote

Nov 17, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The upset comes after a record number of voters went to the polls with officials putting the turnout at more than 62

ROMANIA'S NEXT PRESIDENT. Presidential candidate Klaus Iohannis salutes the crowds, in central Bucharest Romania, 16 November 2014. Mihai Barbu/EPA

Romania decides fate of suspended president

Jul 29, 2012 - 10:15 AM

Romanians go the polls Sunday July 29 to decide whether to impeach their president Traian Basescu

File photo of Romanian president Traian Basescu at the European People's Party congress in Bonn, Germany, 10 December 2009. Photo courtesy of EPP/Wikipedia