Romania: Viorica Dancila voted in as first woman prime minister

Romania’s parliament on January 29 voted in European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila as the country’s first woman prime minister.

The left-wing government she will lead is currently facing criticism from the European Union over legislation it says will make it hard to prosecute high-level corruption. Dancila supports the proposals which have triggered massive protests at home and tarnished Romania’s name abroad.

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