Romania's next president eyes power shift within weeks

November 26, 2014 6:18 AM

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Romania's next president eyes power shift within weeks

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's new president-elect Klaus Iohannis predicted on Tuesday that enough lawmakers could start abandoning Prime Minister Victor Ponta's ruling coalition in the coming weeks to bring down the government next year.

Iohannis, 55, an ethnic German from Transylvania who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform, defeated 42-year-old Ponta in a shock victory in a presidential election earlier this month.

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