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Romanian prime minister pulls a controversial bill on abuse of power in

Romanian prime minister pulls a controversial bill on abuse of power in

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The ruling social democrats (PSD) in Romania have a controversial bill on abuse of power withdrawn after massive protests, reports the Romanian prime minister Sorin Grindeanu Saturday night in a statement.

The controversial proposal of the new social-democratic government held that cases of abuse of power where the damage is less than 200,000 Romanian leu (44,000 euros), are no longer under the criminal law would fall.

Romania has for many years been plagued by difficult to eradicate corruption. Also high government officials are regularly associated with corruption cases.

Chairman Liviu Dragnea said Saturday afternoon all soon to talk with other masterpieces of the party, but also suggested that revocation of the decision only would happen if prime minister Sorin Grindeanu that approved. He pointed out that withdrawal before multiple times, but has now changed their mind.

Romanians protest against abuse of power

In Romania (in picture: Bucharest) its been a while demonstrations against a controversial bill on abuse of power.
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The protests are focused against a decree entered limitation of prosecution for abuse of office.
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The proposal means that cases of abuse of power where the damage is less than 200,000 Romanian leu (44,000 euros), are no longer under the criminal law
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Wednesday night (1 February) ran a demonstration in Bucharest ended in riots.
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One of the protesters during the protest of February 1.
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After the continuing protests, the president of the social democrat Dragnea is Sunday ready to discuss withdrawal of the controversial proposal.

Saturday night was the Romanian prime minister Grindeanu known that the social-democrats, the bill had withdrawn.
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PSD leader Dragnea is also a politician who was persecuted because of an abuse of power. He is also sentenced to two years in prison because of electoral fraud. Dragnea wanted to be prime minister of Romania, but that was the president of the country. When was Grindeanu put forward, but that is seen as a mouthpiece of Dragnea.

Critics think that the decree was mainly intended to Dragnea, the hand above the head and think that the law is the way to make for the premiership of Dragnea.

Protest

The proposal caused fierce outrage among many Romanians. They went since Wednesday, flocking to the streets to protest against the law. On Saturday again there were tens of thousands of people for the parliament building in Bucharest.

According to AFP, were the protests, the largest in the country since 1989. When it was demonstrated against the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

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