BUCHAREST/PRAGUE, April 27 (Reuters) – Romania’s
left-leaning opposition will try to form a new government after
torpedoing the centre-right cabinet in a confidence vote on
Friday, the latest collapse of an austerity-minded ruling
coalition in Europe.
Like other governments in the European Union, ousted Prime
Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu’s two-month-old cabinet has
faced a wave of public anger against plans for spending cuts and
tax hikes. Violent protests toppled his predecessor, Emil Boc.
Unlike Romania’s, the Czech government has survived a no-confidence vote
Opposition leader Victor Ponta nominated as new Romania PM
BUCHAREST/PRAGUE, April 27 (Reuters) – Romania’s opposition
torpedoed the centre-right cabinet in a confidence vote on
Friday, raising the prospect of months of political turmoil and
questions over a belt-tightening campaign that has caused a wave
of protests against IMF-backed reforms.
Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu’s two-month-old
government is the latest in a string of austerity-minded ruling
coalitions that have fallen across the European Union in
disputes over spending cuts and tax hikes.