There has been a third night of protests in the Romanian capital Bucharest and around the country despite the arrival in office of a new interim prime minister. People are venting their exasperation with what they see as a hopelessly corrupted political class.
The centrist opposition is pushing for early elections, but that would delay a new budget until April.
“Maybe we’ll have early elections. Let’s look at the list very carefully and tell the young protesters, they have our support, and they should be careful who they trust and vote for,” said one demonstrator.
Interim PM Sorin Cimpeanu has called on all protesters to submit a list of demands and delegates for a Friday meeting.
“I have discussed with all the party leaders and I wish to have their support to continue this mission,which in my opinion is difficult. Romania is and should remain a stability factor,” he said.
The next elections are not due until December 2016 but if a new government cannot be formed the president, who is mediating with all parties, may have no choice but to dissolve parliament, a first in post-Soviet Romania.
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