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Romania Repeals Anticorruption Rollback Amid Protests


Romanians rallied for a fifth day of protests on February 4 as tens of thousands of citizens came out in cities across the country to protest against the government's emergency decree decriminalizing some official misconduct. More than 100,000 people gathered in Bucharest's main square, carrying banners such as "Resist" and "Make Dragnea nobody again." Romania's Social Democratic Party leader Liviu Dragnea would be one of the top beneficiaries of the decree as he has been convicted of abuse of office and is under investigation in a separate case. During the protest rally in Bucharest, Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced that his cabinet would meet to repeal the decree, which was confirmed on February 5. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)

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