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Country Focus - Romania: Latest political developments. Possible scenarios and implications

Domestic politics take centre stage once again Romania's ruling coalition collapsed on October 1, after the Social Democratic Party (PSD) quit. The latest dispute between the two coalition allies, the PSD and the PD-L, erupted after Prime Minister Emil Boc dismissed and replaced by a member of his party (the PD-L), the cabinet’s interior minister and Social Democrat Dan Nica. The dismissal was based on the grounds that Nica failed to control crime and made unfounded accusations of fraud aimed at attracting votes ahead of the November 22 presidential election. The PSD had warned that should President Basescu endorse Nica’s removal from office - which he did - all party members would resign. And as such, the centrist Democrat Liberals were left to rule alone in a minority government. A few days later, a no-confidence motion was initiated by two opposition parties, the PNL and the UDMR, and was passed in parliament on October 13 by a comfortable majority.