Romania MPs reject lifting PM's immunity for graft probe

GMT 10:20 2015 Tuesday ,09 June

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Prime Minister Victor Ponta
Bucharest - Arab Today

Romania's parliament voted Tuesday against stripping Prime Minister Victor Ponta of his immunity, as called for by anti-graft prosecutors who want to proceed with a corruption case against him.

The result of 231 votes against and 120 in favour of waiving his immunity was unsurprising given the large majority of Ponta's centre-left coalition in power.

Anti-graft investigators are targeting Ponta's activities from 2007-2011 when he was working as a lawyer and a lawmaker, and also suspect him of conflict of interest while serving as prime minister.

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