Romania PM Boc resigns after anti-austerity protests

February 6, 2012 10:44

BUCHAREST - Romania's Prime Minister Emil Boc resigned on Monday after weeks of nationwide protests against his tough austerity measures and before a parliamentary election due late this year.

"It is the moment for important political decisions. From this point of view, I took the decision to give up the government's mandate," Boc said in a speech after a government meeting.

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