Romania appoints new interim PM after deadly nightclub fire

Romanians protest in Bucharest on November 4, 2015Romania’s president appointed Education Minister Sorin Campeanu as interim prime minister to replace Victor Ponta, who quit following mass anti-government protests sparked by a deadly nightclub fire. Klaus Iohannis named Campeanu to lead a temporary administration ahead of talks with political parties on Thursday over forming a new government. Ponta quit on Wednesday after a horrific fire at a Bucharest nightclub left 32 people dead, prompting tens of thousands of people to take to the streets demanding a “profound change” in the government as a wave of grief and anger swept the country.

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