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România

Note: In the legislative elections held on November 30, 2008, the Democratic-Liberal Party (PD-L) secured 115 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 51 seats in the Senate, followed by the coalition of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Conservative Party (PC), 114 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 49 in the Senate; the coalition of the National Liberal Party and the Christian and Democratic National Peasants' Party, 65, 28; and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania, 22, 9. President Băsescu initially nominated former prime minister Theodor Stolojan of the PD-L to be the new prime minister, but Stolojan ultimately declined the nomination. The president consequently named Emil Boc, the 42-year-old leader of the PD-L, to the post. Boc's new coalition government, comprising ...

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