New Romanian PM starts talks on new government

Romania’s newly-appointed prime minister has begun talks on forming a new government, after weeks of nationwide protests forced his predecessor to resign.

Mihai Razvan Ungureanu met with coalition parties Tuesday, Febuary 7. He had previously served as the head of Romania’s foreign intelligence service, and was named prime minister Monday by Romanian President Traian Basescu.

Former prime minister Emil Boc told his Cabinet on February 6 that he was stepping down to “diffuse political and social tension.”

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