Romania’s PM Ponta Refuses to Resign amidst Corruption Probe

Southeast Europe | June 5, 2015, Friday // 15:48|  views

Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta. Photo EPA/BGNES

Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta, under criminal investigation on corruprion charges, has rejected a call by President Klaus Iohannisl to resign.

“Only the Parliament can dismiss me! I think the observance of constitutional principles is vital for our society,” Ponta wrote on his Facebook page after a meeting with Iohannis on Friday, according to Agerpres.

“Under no circumstances can I accept a DNA [Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate] prosecutor is above the Parliament, the Government and the citizens of this country,” Ponta said.


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