Romania government falls after no confidence vote
Romania’s government has fallen after Social Democrat Prime Minister Viorica Dancila lost a no confidence vote.
Official data showed that 238 lawmakers voted to topple the Romanian PM, with the vote needing just 233 votes to pass. It paves the way for a transitional government until a parliamentary election in late
The vote happened weeks before a presidential election, which is scheduled for November, 237 MPs signed the motion, with 233 needed to oust the cabinet.
The latest political crisis started back in May when the ruling social democrats recorded their worst results in the EU elections. Then in August, the junior coalition partner withdrew its support. For some in the Romanian opposition, the only way out of this crisis is a snap general election.