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Romanian PM quits after nightclub blaze, sleaze scandal

Romanians call for the prime minister's resignation at a protest on November 3, 2015 in BucharestRomania’s embattled Prime Minister Victor Ponta, mired in a corruption scandal, resigned Wednesday following a deadly nightclub blaze, a day after more than 20,000 people rallied in to demand he step down. Ponta, Romania’s premier since 2012, had faced weeks of intense pressure to quit after going on trial in September facing charges of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. President Klaus Iohannis must now name an interim prime minister before launching talks with political parties about forming a new government.

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