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Romania: Minister Rules Out Cabinet Reshuffle

Bucharest, 18 September 1997 (RFE/RL) - Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ciorbea has ruled out the possibility of a Cabinet re-shuffle, saying any "speculation on the theme is premature."

Our Bucharest correspondent today reports Ciorbea told coalition leaders that some lower-level officials, who are not performing well, will be replaced, but that there will be no major changes. There has been widespread speculation recently in Romanian media -- some citing coalition members -- of a major government change, which might include Ciorbea himself.