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Romania's next leader eyes power shift within weeks

By Reuters in Bucharest ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-11-27 07:52:32

Romania's president-elect Klaus Iohannis has predicted that enough lawmakers could start abandoning Prime Minister Victor Ponta's ruling coalition in the coming weeks to bring down the government next year.

Iohannis, 55, an ethnic German from Transylvania who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform, defeated 42-year-old Ponta in a shock victory in a presidential election this month.

Iohannis predicted on Tuesday that the presidential vote will erode the 65 percent majority controlled by Ponta's Social Democrats and their allies.

Romania's next leader eyes power shift within weeks

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