Romania Gets New Government Amid Criticism of Spotty Corruption Record


Romania’s parliament endorsed a new cabinet on Wednesday, despite criticism some of its members having either faced accusations of corruption or taken part in efforts to soften anti-corruption laws.

The Social Democratic Party (PSD), led by Liviu Dragnea, put forward the list of 26 cabinet picks for his incoming government on Tuesday, following his party’s victory in the country’s December election. The cabinet list was accepted in a vote of confidence by parliament on Wednesday.

However, media reports have pointed to disquiet over the background of some members of the new government.

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