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People Power Rise Up Against Corruption in Romania

Hannah Thoburn

In a world that seems to be awash in bad news, there’s a terrific story shaping up in Romania.

The government of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu took office only a month ago, but one of its early decisions brought hundreds of thousands of Romanians to the streets to protest.

Grindeanu, who represents the Social Democratic Party (PSD), was not his party’s first choice to be prime minister. After winning 46 percent of the vote in 2016’s parliamentary election, PSD formed a governing coalition but was unable to make its leader, Liviu Dragnea, the prime minister. Mr. Dragnea is currently serving a two-year suspended sentence after being convicted of attempting to rig a 2012 vote on whether to impeach the then-president.

Read the full article on WorldAffairsJournal.org.

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