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Romanian PM Victor Ponta resists calls to resign over criminal inquiry

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Romanian PM Victor Ponta resists calls to resign over criminal inquiry

Romanian PM Victor Ponta resists calls to resign over criminal inquiry
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Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has rejected a call by the president for his resignation.

It comes after a criminal investigation was launched, naming him as a suspect in offences including forgery, money-laundering, conflict of interest and tax evasion.

Ponta says only parliament can dismiss him and the accusations were first made by political enemies.