Romania: Ruling party plans counter-protests of critics

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Many hundreds of people have staged a further protest within the Romanian capital to force the federal government into scrapping a proposed restructuring on the justice program that critics say would ensure it is tricky to punish high-level corruption.

The protesters waved flags and shouted “Resign!” and “Justice, not corruption!” outside the government places of work.

Meanwhile, a spokesman with the ruling Social Democratic Party, Codrin Stefanescu, explained the occasion would manage protests in Bucharest along with other cities against what he called “the parallel state.”

That is a phrase recently coined via the occasion and its allies to confer with the justice procedure and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, an opposition ally.

Senior members of your governing left-wing coalition, which includes Social Democratic Get together Chairman Liviu Dragnea, are under investigation for corruption. They claim the prosecutions are politically inspired.