Romanian PM reshuffles cabinet after poll defeat

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta gives a press conference at the government headquarters in Bucharest on November 10, 2014Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta reshuffled his leftist government Sunday, a month after his surprise defeat in presidential elections. The ruling Social Democrats and their coalition partners were the main winners in the reshuffle. The economy ministry went to Social Democratic lawmaker Mihai Tudose, who has no experience in the area. Budget Minister Darius Valcov’s remit was expanded to include finance after the two ministries were merged.

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