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Romanian MPs begin procedures to remove president

Romania's soon to be ex-President Traian Basescu listens to questions during a meeting with foreign media in Bucharest, in this May 2, 2007 file photo. (Reuters/Mihai Barb)

BUCHAREST: Romanian members of parliament Wednesday began procedures to remove President Traian Basescu from office, the new parliamentary speaker Valeriu Zgonea said.

Parliamentarians from the ruling center-left coalition have called an extraordinary session Thursday and Friday to debate a call to strip the center-right president of his official powers, Zgonea told journalists.

 

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