Romania government collapses in no-confidence vote

Romania government collapses in no-confidence voteRomania's beleaguered left-wing government collapsed in a no-confidence vote Thursday, paving the way for the president to appoint a new prime minister in the poor, corruption-plagued EU member country. The fall comes just weeks before a presidential election and as controversy swirls over the country's nominee for EU commissioner. Viorica Dancila, who heads Romania's biggest party the Social Democrats (PSD), lost her parliamentary majority in August when a junior coalition partner withdrew its support, citing major disagreements.

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