Photo Gallery: A Political Farce in Romania
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Photo Gallery: A Political Farce in Romania

A Brutal Assault Democracy Loses as Romania Spins out of Control

No longer is the government in Romania characterized merely by mistakes, excesses and professional incompetence. Prime Minister Victor Ponta has launched a brutal attack on the country's institutions, democratic principles and the rule of law.
Von Andrei Plesu
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan