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Romanian president Klaus Iohannis waves to protesters in Bucharest on Sunday, January 22nd.  A proposed Bill would pardon those sentenced to jail terms shorter than five years for a range of crimes. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania is lurching towards political crisis after its president called for a referendum on controversial government plans and joined protests that t(...)

Romanians protest against government plans in Bucharest on Wednesday. Photograph: Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romanians are planning more protests after thousands rallied against the new government’s bid to push through controversial legal changes, which criti(...)

Sevil Shhaideh would have been the first woman and first Muslim to run Romania, but her nomination as prime minister has been rejected by the president, Klaus Iohannis. Photograph: Alex Micsik/EPA

Romania’s parliament is expected to approve a new nominee for prime minister on Wednesday, after the country’s head of state rejected the surprise fir(...)

Sevil Shhaideh: Critics fear Shhaideh, nominated to lead a new Romanian government, would be a de facto puppet of the country’s biggest political party.  Photograph: Inquam Photos/Ovidiu Micsik/via Reuters

Romania’s president has delayed a decision on whether to nominate an economist as prime minister, saying he needed more time to assess a candidate wh(...)

An elderly woman prepares to cast her ballot  in Sintesti, near Bucharest. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/EPA

Romania’s Social Democrats (PSD) overcame corruption scandals to secure a strong victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election, exit polls suggest. Two (...)

A  crowd of protesters during a rally in reaction to the nightclub fire  in front of government headquarters in Bucharest, on Tuesday night. Photograph: EPA

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta quit on Wednesday in a surprise move that will probably produce a new cabinet led by a technocrat, after street (...)

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