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Romania PM fights resignation push after corruption probe

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta leaves the anti-corruption agency in Bucharest, on June 5, 2015Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta refused to step down after being hit on Friday by corruption allegations, the highest sitting leader targeted in a long-running anti-graft campaign in one of the EU’s poorest nations. President Klaus Iohannis, Ponta’s conservative rival, called for his resignation after the powerful DNA anti-corruption agency launched a probe into the social democrat premier. The president said the allegations of money laundering, tax evasion and conflict of interest put the country in “an impossible situation”.

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