January 17th, 2012
02:20 PM ET

Romanian deputy health minister reappointed; protests continue

Romania's deputy health minister, whose resignation last week triggered ongoing protests across the nation, was reappointed to his post on Tuesday after meeting with the prime minister.

Raed Arafat said Tuesday he had withdrawn his resignation, adding that President Traian Basescu called him over the weekend to discuss the matter.

Protests broke out last Thursday after Arafat, an opponent of health care changes proposed by the government, resigned. Arafat gained popularity after creating what many Romanians see as an efficient medical emergency system.

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  1. incaunipocrit

    Reblogged this on Basil Wheel.

    January 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fabian Garza


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  3. vision

    Stop the abuses that are made to all the people from the entire world! This is not what really happened in Romania. This is just a lame reason to denigrate the true reasons of this protests!! Stop lying and stop manipulate all the people! We are here for a reason! No coruption! No secret agenda! No manipulations! No war! No violence!

    January 21, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |