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Romanian Government Falls In No-Confidence Vote

Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu addresses the parliament during a no-confidence vote in Bucharest on April 27.
Romania's center-right government has been toppled by a no-confidence motion that was proposed by the left-leaning opposition in a protest against austerity reforms.

The toppling of the government of Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu on April 27 comes just two months after he took office.

The no-confidence motion was backed by 235 lawmakers, four votes more than needed to topple the government.

President Traian Basescu now must nominate his choice for a new prime minister who then needs to present a governing program to parliament for approval.

Ungureanu took over leadership of the coalition in February from Emil Boc, who resigned after protests and austerity cuts.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP