People protest in front of the government headquarters against the government's contentious corruption decree in Bucharest, Romania on February 5, 2017. AFP / Daniel MIHAILESCU
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Romania's Social Democrat government made good Sunday on a promise by the prime minister to repeal a decree decriminalizing some graft offenses, as nationwide protests against high-level corruption entered a sixth day.The government also said it agreed to declassify transcripts of debates during Thursday's Cabinet meeting at which the decree was approved. News of its approval, which would have led to dozens of politicians being shielded from prosecution for corruption, triggered the biggest public protests in Romania since 1989, when the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu collapsed.
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