Political Crisis in Romania Referendum Only a Battle in Ongoing War for Power

Suspended Romanian President Traian Basescu narrowly avoided impeachment in Sunday's referendum. But the vote is unlikely to put an end to his power struggle with Prime Minister Victor Ponta. The two see their dispute as nothing less than a battle for survival.
Romania's suspended president, Traian Basescu, with a torch during a rally in Bucharest last week ahead of Sunday's referendum.

Romania's suspended president, Traian Basescu, with a torch during a rally in Bucharest last week ahead of Sunday's referendum.

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