Ponta Re-Elected Romanian Vote Does Little to End Political Standoff

For months, Europe has been observing the political stalemate in Romania with concern. Sunday's parliamentary election was hardly the relief EU leaders were waiting for. With Prime Minister Victor Ponta emerging victorious, his bitter battle with the president will likely continue.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta, here on a campaign poster in Bucharest, appears to have won re-election.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta, here on a campaign poster in Bucharest, appears to have won re-election.

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