Thousands protest poll hitches in Romania ahead of run-off vote

November 8, 2014 7:22 PM

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Thousands protest poll hitches in Romania ahead of run-off vote

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied in cities across Romania on Saturday in support of compatriots living abroad who were turned away as they tried to vote in the first round of a presidential election on November 2.

Protesters in the capital Bucharest and the western cities of Cluj and Timisoara called for Prime Minister Victor Ponta to resign, saying he had failed to ensure all citizens could exercise their right to vote.

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