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Romanian President Traian Basescu has nominated a financial expert as prime minister to replace the outgoing premier who was ousted by parliament earlier this week.

Lucian Croitoru is an advisor to Romania’s central bank and a respected economist. He also has links to the Democrat-Liberals, close allies of Basescu. But analysts say his prospects for winning parliamentary approval are slim, with the opposition backing an independent candidate.