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New Roma "king" expected to be crowned today

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The international Roma community will have a new “king” today with the crowning of Dorin Cioaba following the death of his father, Florin, while on holiday in Turkey.

Florin proclaimed himself king in 1997 and, after his own 12-yr-old daughter stormed out of her wedding in 2003, worked tirelessly to bring change to the deeply traditional people, condemning underage marriages and calling for children to go to school.