Romania: PM Takes Medical Leave While Under Corruption Probe

June 22, 2015 11:59 AM

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Romania's prime minister, who is under the spotlight in a corruption investigation, has taken medical leave after a knee operation in Turkey, leaving his deputy in charge.

Critics have called Victor Ponta a coward for using a routine medical problem to avoid the probe. President Klaus Iohannis asked Ponta, who survived a vote to lift his immunity and a no-confidence vote, to resign.

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