Thursday, 5 November 2015

Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta Resigns

In October 2015, Ponta lost the Social Democratic Party (PSD) leadership to Liviu Dragnea because of a tax fraud scandal and became the country’s first sitting premier to stand trial for corruption. Like his Nemesis has not had enough, last Friday, October 30 as fire broke out at a nightclub in the capital killing up to 32 people. About 20,000 people took to the streets, demanding for the resignation of all cabinet members. Accusing them of corruption and poor safety precautios tor the death tolls, saying there was only a single door exit to evacuate the club.
Today Dragnea, announced the imminent resignation.
“Victor Ponta is giving up his mandate. Someone needs to assume responsibility for what has happened. This is a serious matter and we promise a quick resolution of the situation,” he told reporters in parliament. “You probably noticed thousands of people last evening and what they demanded.”
Of the 130 people still hospitalized, dozens are said to be in a serious or critical condition.

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