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Romania president faces vote on impeachment
President Traian Basescu faces second vote to have him removed from office.
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2012 20:47

Romanians will vote on Sunday on whether their president should be removed from office. Traian Basescu is urging people to boycott the vote, accusing Prime Minister Victor Ponta of trying to stage a coup.

Besescu has survived an impeachment referendum before but austerity measures and scandals have blown a big hole in his popularity and the threat of an ambitious opponent in his prime minister may spell political trouble.

Rory Challands reports from Bucharest.

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