PSD leader Liviu Dragnea called a largely peaceful anti-government protest of around 100,000 people on August 10 a "failed coup d'etat."
Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea is accused of keeping two women on the payroll of a state agency in 2006-2013 even though they were employed by his party. He was a county council chief at the time.
President Klaus Iohannis appoints Viorica Dancila as prime minister designate. If approved by parliament, she will be the first female premier of the country.
The ruling left-wing Social Democratic Party withdrew its support for Mihai Tudose, who said he was quitting with his "head high."
President Klaus Iohannis endorsed Mihai Tudose's nomination after ruling Social Democrats picked Tudose to replace the ousted Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu who was toppled last week in a no-confidence motion.
Grindeanu's ouster was expected after Romania's ruling leftists withdrew support from the government and filed a no-confidence motion in parliament.
Six things to know about Romania's protest movement against a controversial bill. The law was proposed to overlook bribes under $48,000 – and it led to nationwide protests.
More than a half million people took to the streets of Bucharest to demonstrate against a bill that would have spared corrupt politicians from prosecution. The law was ditched on Sunday but is not enough to restore confidence in the government.
Mass protests for six days forced the government to scrap the decree that would have decriminalised some corruption.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest government moves to decriminalise corruption. The protests were the biggest since the fall of communism.
The leftist Social Democrat Party, that nominated Sevil Sha-dee to lead the new government, won the December 11 election by a wide margin and has 250 members in the 465-seat parliament with coalition partner and long-time ally ALDE,.
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