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Latest update : 2012-07-27

Fate of President Basescu hangs in balance

Romania is gripped by an unprecedented political crisis. Parliament suspended centre-right President Traian Basescu on July 16th. The opposition call it a coup d'état organised by a coalition of socialists and liberals. Brussels and Washington have voiced concerns about what they say are undemocratic developments, but the fate of Romania is still in the hands of Romanians. On Sunday, they will vote in a referendum on whether or not to back the suspension of President Basescu.

By Mirel BRAN

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