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Romanian President Traian Basescu prepares to address the country’s parliament Friday prior to a vote to impeach him in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to impeach him after the European Union expressed concern about Romania’s rule of law.

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Romania president impeached amid EU, US concern

Romanian lawmakers impeached President Traian Basescu in an overwhelming vote Friday, paving the way for a national referendum that could see the divisive and increasingly unpopular leader ousted from the powerful position he’s held for eight years.

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