Romanian parliament votes on new government

Romania’s Parliament is to vote to approve the country’s new government, which the ruling coalition hopes will improve its popularity ahead of parliamentary elections this year.

Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, formerly the head of Romania’s foreign intelligence service, was appointed prime minister-designate after Emil Boc resigned after weeks of protests against his biting austerity measures.

The nominated PM needs 233 votes to be approved.

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