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  Romanian government collapses amid public outrage over austerity
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Feb 07, 2012 05:59am
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AuthorEmily Alpert
News DateMonday, February 6, 2012 10:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Romanian government collapsed Monday after weeks of protests over biting cuts meant to keep outside funding flowing to the troubled nation.

Prime Minister Emil Boc said he and his Cabinet were resigning “to defuse political and social tension,” the Associated Press reported.

Opposition leaders are calling on President Traian Basescu to step down as well. Crin Antonescu, who heads the opposition Liberal Party, called it “the most corrupt, incompetent and lying government” since the 1989 revolt against communism, the report said.
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