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Romania's ex-PM Ponta in court on graft charges

Former prime minister Victor Ponta talks to journalists as he leaves the High Court of Cassation and Justice in Bucharest on November 6, 2015Victor Ponta, who quit as Romania’s prime minister this week after mass protests, made his first appearance in court on corruption charges. As thousands of people again took to the streets demanding the overhaul of a political system they see as corrupt, President Klaus Iohannis said the country may hold early elections or seek to form a government of technocrats. Ponta who resigned on Wednesday after huge street protests sparked by a deadly nightclub fire, appeared at the High Court of Justice for a preliminary hearing on charges of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

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