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Surprise presidential result may bring a wind of change in Romania

The surprise win by provincial mayor Klaus Iohannis in Romania’s presidential elections is still sinking in. Not only is he a relatively fresh

The surprise win by provincial mayor Klaus Iohannis in Romania’s presidential elections is still sinking in. Not only is he a relatively fresh

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Romania's PM refuses to quit despite losing presidential vote

Centre-right candidate Klaus Iohannis has scored an unexpected victory over front runner Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Romania’s presidential

Centre-right candidate Klaus Iohannis has scored an unexpected victory over front runner Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Romania’s presidential

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Romanian gold mine project scrapped amid nightly protests

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has announced a controversial gold mining project will now not go ahead after nightly demonstrations in the

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has announced a controversial gold mining project will now not go ahead after nightly demonstrations in the

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Victor Ponta re-appointed prime minister of Romania

Romania’s president has appointed as prime minister the man who tried to have him impeached in July – Victor Ponta. The Social Liberal Union leader

Romania’s president has appointed as prime minister the man who tried to have him impeached in July – Victor Ponta. The Social Liberal Union leader

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Romania president finally reappoints rival Ponta as PM

Romania’s president Traian Basescu has appointed as prime minister the man who tried to have him impeached in July – Victor Ponta. Leader of the

Romania’s president Traian Basescu has appointed as prime minister the man who tried to have him impeached in July – Victor Ponta. Leader of the

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Ponta's centre-left heading for Romania election win

Preliminary results in Romania’s general election suggest the centre-left coalition has won a clear victory – opening a new chapter in the bitter

Preliminary results in Romania’s general election suggest the centre-left coalition has won a clear victory – opening a new chapter in the bitter

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Romania marks National Day

Romania celebrated its National Day with a huge military parade in Bucharest on Saturday. Recently re-instated President Traian Basescu was among the

Romania celebrated its National Day with a huge military parade in Bucharest on Saturday. Recently re-instated President Traian Basescu was among the

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Romania reinstates president

The Romanian parliament has upheld a court decision to reinstate the country’s President Traian Basescu. Basescu was suspended after a political

The Romanian parliament has upheld a court decision to reinstate the country’s President Traian Basescu. Basescu was suspended after a political

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Basescu poised for comeback after Romania referendum ruling

Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu is set to return to office within days after judges ruled an impeachment vote against him was

Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu is set to return to office within days after judges ruled an impeachment vote against him was

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Romania's political battles set to rage on after Basescu ruling

The European Commission has called on Romania to respect the legal procedure to reinstate Traian Basescu as president. The US says Tuesday’s

The European Commission has called on Romania to respect the legal procedure to reinstate Traian Basescu as president. The US says Tuesday’s

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Basescu reinstated as Romanian president

Romania’s reinstated president Traian Basescu has appealed for unity after the constitutional court overturned the results of last month’s

Romania’s reinstated president Traian Basescu has appealed for unity after the constitutional court overturned the results of last month’s

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Basescu reinstated as Romanian president

Traian Basescu is set to return as Romania’s president after the Constitutional Court ruled that last month’s impeachment referendum was

Traian Basescu is set to return as Romania’s president after the Constitutional Court ruled that last month’s impeachment referendum was

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Romanian president likely to be reinstated

A ruling over the validity of a referendum to impeach Romania’s president is due today.   The constitutional court is expected to reject the vote on

A ruling over the validity of a referendum to impeach Romania’s president is due today.   The constitutional court is expected to reject the vote on

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Ponta reshuffles Romanian cabinet

Romania’s Prime Minister has reshuffled his cabinet after his interior minister resigned. Victor Ponta also replaced his justice and foreign

Romania’s Prime Minister has reshuffled his cabinet after his interior minister resigned. Victor Ponta also replaced his justice and foreign

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Romania brings forward impeachment hearing

Romania’s constitutional court is to decide if a referendum to impeach the president is valid on August 31st – two weeks earlier than originally

Romania’s constitutional court is to decide if a referendum to impeach the president is valid on August 31st – two weeks earlier than originally

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Fresh attempts made to oust Romanian president

Members of Romania’s ruling coalition are challenging official results, which confirm that the country’s president, Traian Basescu, has survived a

Members of Romania’s ruling coalition are challenging official results, which confirm that the country’s president, Traian Basescu, has survived a

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EU and Romania impeachment referendum

Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta has pledged not to continue his efforts to oust president Traian Basescu, after he survived an impeachment

Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta has pledged not to continue his efforts to oust president Traian Basescu, after he survived an impeachment

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Romania referendum: Basescu row far from over

Romania’s president may have survived a referendum on his impeachment, but there is a prediction of further political turbulence ahead. Traian

Romania’s president may have survived a referendum on his impeachment, but there is a prediction of further political turbulence ahead. Traian

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Romanian president survives impeachment vote

Romanian President Traian Basescu has vowed to unify his country after surviving his second impeachment referendum in five years. Figures from the

Romanian President Traian Basescu has vowed to unify his country after surviving his second impeachment referendum in five years. Figures from the

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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

Throughout the night demonstrators in Bucharest voiced their opposition to Romanian president Traian Basescu. He appears to have survived a

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Ponta calls on Basescu to step down

Despite initial estimates suggesting Romania’s President Triane Basescu had escaped impeachment in the country’s referendum his political foe, Prime

Despite initial estimates suggesting Romania’s President Triane Basescu had escaped impeachment in the country’s referendum his political foe, Prime

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Romanian president 'survives' crucial vote

In Romania, suspended President Traian Basescu has declared victory following a referendum to oust him from office. Speaking to jubilant

In Romania, suspended President Traian Basescu has declared victory following a referendum to oust him from office. Speaking to jubilant

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Romania's Basescu vote set to go down to the wire

Romania’s suspended centre-right President Triane Basescu’s political future was finely balanced on Sunday as the country held a referendum over

Romania’s suspended centre-right President Triane Basescu’s political future was finely balanced on Sunday as the country held a referendum over

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Bitter feud that has shaken Romania and the EU

A turbulent spring and summer in Romanian politics left Traian Basescu badly in need of friends. On July 6 his lack of support in parliament cost

A turbulent spring and summer in Romanian politics left Traian Basescu badly in need of friends. On July 6 his lack of support in parliament cost

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Basescu fate in balance as Romania votes

The fate of Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu hangs in the balance as people vote in a referendum on whether to remove him from

The fate of Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu hangs in the balance as people vote in a referendum on whether to remove him from

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Romanians decide whether to impeach their president

Romanians are voting in a referendum today that will decide the fate of the country’s president. Traian Basescu was suspended by Prime Minister

Romanians are voting in a referendum today that will decide the fate of the country’s president. Traian Basescu was suspended by Prime Minister

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Romania to vote on presidential impeachment

In the run-up to Romania’s referendum on whether or not to impeach the president, both Prime Minister Victor Ponta and President Traian Basescu are

In the run-up to Romania’s referendum on whether or not to impeach the president, both Prime Minister Victor Ponta and President Traian Basescu are

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Brussels slams Romania over rule of law

The EU has publicly slammed Romania’s new centre-left government over what it says is its lack of respect for democratic values. In a new report

The EU has publicly slammed Romania’s new centre-left government over what it says is its lack of respect for democratic values. In a new report

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EU accuses Romania of failing to respect rule of law

The European Commission has accused Romania of failing to respect democratic values. Its damning verdict on the state of the rule of law there

The European Commission has accused Romania of failing to respect democratic values. Its damning verdict on the state of the rule of law there