February 7, 2017 / 10:41 AM / 6 months ago

Romania's president Iohannis slams government for crisis

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BUCHAREST, Feb 7 (Reuters) - President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday the Social Democrat government had caused a crisis in Romania with a graft decree that prompted hundreds of thousands of people to protest, but he did not want to topple the cabinet or hold a snap election.

"The resignation of a single minister is too little and early elections would be at this stage too much: this is the space for manoeuvre available," Iohannis told parliament.

"Romania needs a strong government, not one that shyly executes party orders. Romania needs a government that governs transparently, predictibly, not at night in secret." (Reporting by Radu Marinas; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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