February 26, 2014

Romania's governing alliance breaks as Liberals withdraw from union with Social Democrats at height of political struggles
Feb 26, 2014

Romania's governing alliance breaks as Liberals withdraw from union with Social Democrats at height of political struggles.
The leadership of the National Liberal Party (PNL), part of the coalition with Social Democrats (PSD) which ruled Romania for the past two years, adopted a resolution on Tuesday evening to withdraw from the government. The announcement comes as the alliance, known as the Social Liberal Union (USL), was marked by intense disputes over the past several months between PM Victor Ponta, head of the PSD, and Senate speaker Crin Antonescu, the PNL leader who hoped to run as USL candidate for presidency late this year.
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