People power disrupts Romania’s corrupt government

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Protests in Romania continue despite the government’s decision to cancel the decree that initially triggered them.

The newly re-relected PSD-ALDE government, which is a coalition of the PSD (Social Democratic Party) and ALDE (the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats), issued an emergency degree at the end of January that would weaken anti-corruption legislation.

This ignited mass protests in the nation’s capital, Bucharest, which have now lasted more than a week.

Overnight the Romanian government survived a no confidence vote, but protesters still aren’t happy.

 

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