Note: The ministers from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) resigned from the cabinet on October 1, 2009, to protest the recent dismissal of Administration and Interior Minister Dan Nica, who had reportedly speculated about the possibility of fraud in the upcoming presidential poll. Without PSD support, the government of Prime Minister Emil Boc collapsed on October 13, when it lost a confidence motion by a vote of 254–176 in the Chamber of Deputies. Independent Lucian Croitoru and Liviu Negoiţă of the Democratic-Liberal Party (PD-L) successively failed to win legislative support for their proposed cabinets, and Boc on December 23 formed of a new minority government (comprising the PD-L, the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania, and independents), which, with the support of some “rogue” members of ...

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