August 21st, 2012
12:06 PM ET

Romanian president keeps his job

Romanian President Traian Basescu will officially return to office after the country's top court ruled Tuesday that a referendum to remove him was invalid.

The nation-wide impeachment effort last month had appeared to be heading for failure because turnout was below 50%.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta made a last-ditch effort Monday to get the Constitutional Court to approve the referendum by submitting new voter lists, but the court said Tuesday the vote was not valid.

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  1. Tom

    I still bet he is a better president than either obamo or romnie.

    August 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stanley kennard

    If that is the case go stay there

    August 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |