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Premier Romania survives vote of no confidence to corruptiedecreet

Premier Romania survives vote of no confidence to corruptiedecreet

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The Romanian government of prime minister Sorin Grindeanu received Wednesday, as expected, a vote of no confidence survived.

The vote on the motion comes a few days after the government ondag under pressure from massive protests to a controversial decree on corruption rise. The motion was filed because of that decree.

In the decree would be corruption of officials to an amount of 45,000 euro is no longer punishable. Grindeanu wanted to enter because the prisons in Romania protrude.

Opponents felt that the clock was reversed in the fight against corruption and went massively to the streets. And even after the withdrawal, there were massive protests. Sunday night had a Romanian media about a half a million demonstrators in various places, the largest number since the fall of communism in 1989. They demanded the resignation of the government.

That the government motion would survive, was in advance already clear, because Grindeanu and his allies have a large majority.

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