Romania’s parliament topples PM Citu’s centrist authorities

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BUCHAREST, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Romania’s parliament toppled the nine-month previous minority authorities of Prime Minister Florin Citu by a big majority in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday.

Romania has been in a political stalemate for a month, threatening its financial restoration and its efforts to scale back the European Union member’s massive twin deficits.

“Citu’s government fell with a big margin, way above the minimum required (of 234 votes)” an opposition deputy overseeing the poll packing containers mentioned.

Reporting by Radu Marinas; Editing by Jon Boyle

Romanian Prime Minister-designate Florin Citu attends a news conference in Bucharest, Romania, February 26, 2020. Inquam Photos/George Calin via REUTERS