Romanian PM ousted in MPs revolt


Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu has been forced from power after only six months by his own party, in a no-confidence vote in parliament.

His left-wing Social Democrat party (PSD) had accused him of failing to carry out necessary economic reforms.

The prime minister was involved in a power struggle with party leader Liviu Dragnea, who was barred from office after a conviction for voter fraud.

Mr Grindeanu lost the censure motion by 241 votes to 10.

The decision by his own party and its liberal ALDE allies to oust him was seen as a first, even for Romania’s turbulent politics. For the motion to pass they needed a parliamentary majority of 233 votes… Read more : BBC, 21.06.2017