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In Romania, a Surprise Victor Vows 'Deep Change'

New president Klaus Iohannis upsets country's old guard

(Newser) - An ethnic German mayor who defeated the prime minister in a runoff to become president of Romania said today his victory signals stronger relations with the West and greater stability for Eastern Europe. Thousands of Romanians celebrated the surprise victory of Klaus Iohannis over Victor Ponta, which the mayor of... More »

Romanian PM, Government Resign

Emil Boc steps down in wake of austerity protests

(Newser) - The Romanian prime minister today announced the immediate resignation of himself and his government, saying he wanted to protect the stability of the country. Emil Boc said he was resigning "to ease the social situation"—referring to weeks of protests in Romania over austerity measures that he introduced... More »

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