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Calls for Romanian president to go despite vote

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Calls for Romanian president to go despite vote


Throughout the night demonstrators in Bucharest voiced their opposition to Romanian president Traian Basescu.

He appears to have survived a referendum on whether or not he should be impeached after being accused of exceeding his authority.

Although the electoral authorities in Romania say the turn out at 46 percent fell short of the 50 percent necessary to validate the poll, his opponents are hanging on until every last vote has been counted and the official result declared.

Basescu’s politcal foe, prime minister Victor Ponta, called for him to step down on Sunday, declaring that the overwhelming majority of Romanians who had voted to remove him could not be ignored.

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