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Romanian government falls after losing no-confidence vote

• Politico

Romania's center-right governing coalition has collapsed after lawmakers voted to bring down Prime Minister Florin Cî?u's administration.

The opposition center-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) and far-right Alliance for the Unity of Romanians (AUR) were joined in supporting the no-confidence motion by ex-coalition members from the Union to Save Romania (USR, formerly known as USR-PLUS).

The government collapse could lead to early elections in Romania, which are triggered when a prime minister and their cabinet are rejected twice in a row by MPs. That could take months, leaving the country in limbo. The PSD has demanded an election as soon as possible.