Romanian prime minister resigns following street protests

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A file picture dated 26 September 2015 shows Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta during no-confidence motion procedures initiated, at the Parliament Hall, in Bucharest, Romania. On 04 November 2015, Ponta has announced his resignation as Prime Minister.

Romanian prime minister resigns following street protests


Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned this morning following protests over a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest and a long string of allegations of corruption.

Tens of thousands marched in Bucharest and across Romania on Tuesday, demanding cabinet resignations as the death toll from a nightclub fire reached 32, with dozens more people in hospital critically hurt.

Angry about the way authorities grant permits and inspect public venues, protesters were still pouring into the streets ...


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