The fate of Romanian President Traian Basescu will be determined Sunday as the country votes on a referendum to impeach him.
Earlier this month, parliament suspended Basescu saying he overreached his powers when he announced austerity measures for the cash-strapped nation.
To comply with the terms of a $24 billion International Monetary Fund load, Basescu cut wages and benefits for public workers.
The moves soured him to many inside the country.
Two pro-Basescu governments collapsed, paving the way for the center-left Social Liberal Union (USL) to take office.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta, of the USL, then succeeded in getting lawmakers to not only suspend Basescu but also remove both speakers of parliament and replace them with allies.
The crisis in the southeastern European nation, which is slightly smaller than Oregon, has sent its currency, the leu, plummeting to record lows.FULL STORY