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Romania president re-appoints arch rival Ponta as PM

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian President Traian Basescu re-appointed leftist Victor Ponta as prime minister on Monday, having said he would never do so again, giving his arch rival a mandate to complete a new deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Full story

Romania PM urges president to reappoint him

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - The winner of Romania's election urged his arch rival President Traian Basescu on Wednesday to acknowledge his victory and reappoint him prime minister to stop the country plunging back into political turmoil. Full story

Romanian president weighs options for PM after vote

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's President Traian Basescu was left little choice on Monday but to re-appoint rival Victor Ponta as prime minister after the leftist's party won a clear election victory. Full story

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