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Romania's law banning convicts from serving in government challenged

Romania's ombudsman Victor Ciorbea on Thursday challenged a law banning convicts from serving in top government posts, possibly paving the way for the leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD),...

Social Democrat Grindeanu is Romania's new prime minister

Social Democrat Sorin Grindeanu is Romania's new prime minister, following a vote in parliament on Wednesday in which legislators backed his programme and 27-member government by 296 votes to 133...

Romanian socialists propose new premier after Muslim woman blocked

Romania's Social Democratic Party (PSD) proposed a new candidate for the position of prime minister on Wednesday, a day after the president rejected the party's first choice, a Muslim woman.

Romanian Social Democrats set to win election

The Social Democrats (PSD) were in the lead in exit polls Sunday after parliamentary elections in Romania, the electoral commission confirmed.

Social Democrats in the lead in Romanian exit polls

The Social Democrats (PSD) were in the lead in exit polls Sunday after parliamentary elections in Romania.

Social democrats favoured as Romanians head to the polls

Romanians are set to head to the polls Sunday, with the latest surveys favouring the Social Democrats (PSD) ahead of the centre-right National Liberals (PNL).

Romania election: more a plebiscite on corruption than a policy race

Romania has tried and convicted scores of politicians on corruption charges in recent months. In parliamentary elections on Sunday, voters are expected to send a signal to the government on...

Romanian election chief arrested ahead of parliamentary polls

The head of the Romanian election authority, Ana Maria Petru, was arrested just three weeks before parliamentary elections, under corruption suspicions, PRO TV and other media reported Wednesday...

Top Romanian secret service officials charged with corruption

Several top officials of Romania's secret service are to be prosecuted on corruption charges, the country's anti-corruption office (DNA) said Monday.

Romania increases controls at border with Serbia to block migrants

Romania is stepping up the monitoring of its border with Serbia in a bid to stem illegal crossings by migrants, the Interior Ministry in Bucharest said Friday.

Low turnout at Romanian local elections could help social democrats

Turnout was low across the board Sunday at local elections in Romania, where support for the national government was set to be tested.