Incoming Romanian president pushes crackdown on corruption

November 17, 2014 11:55 AM

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BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's president-elect Klaus Iohannis urged parliament on Monday to scrap a corruption amnesty bill, moving swiftly to make good on a campaign promise and allay EU fears over graft in the country.

Iohannis will be sworn in as president in December after he inflicted a surprise defeat on Prime Minister Victor Ponta in polls on Sunday, a result that will maintain a potentially destabilizing split between the country's executive powers.

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