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Court delays decision over Romania referendum result

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Court delays decision over Romania referendum result


Romania’s referendum row is set to rumble on for another month.

The country’s Constitutional Court has delayed making a decision on the validity of a recent poll, which put the impeachment of President Traian Basescu to a public vote.

While the majority of those who cast their ballot said he should go, the overall turnout fell short of the level required to oust him.

Members of the leftist government, who launched the impeachment process against conservative Basescu, are refusing to accept the outcome.

They now want the Court to use different population data, in the hope that it will increase the turnout figure and swing the result in their favour.

Judges have said they need more time to look at the paperwork. They have delayed their verdict until mid September.

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