Romanian justice minister resigns after angry anti-corruption protests
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Romanian justice minister resigns after angry anti-corruption protests
Romanian justice minister resigns after angry anti-corruption protests

Plan to decriminalise offences and issue jail pardons prompted hundreds of thousands of Romanians to take to the streets

Romania’s justice minister has resigned following the largest street protests in the country since the fall of communism in 1989.

Florin Iordache was one of the architects of an emergency ordinance passed by the government on 31 January that would have decriminalised some official misconduct offences.

The government said the order and another draft bill on jail pardons were needed to ease prison overcrowding and bring the criminal code into line with recent constitutional court rulings. However, many Romanians believed the proposal would set back the country’s anti-corruption efforts and hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protest. (...)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/f...e-protests

http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/11201...s-protests

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2017 Feb 10 20:55
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