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Romania “retro” move: Spy Chief nominated as Prime Minister

Spy Chief Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, new PM in Romania

Romania’s president has nominated the country’s intelligence service chief as prime minister hours after Emil Bloc resigned amid austerity protests.

“The ruling coalition agreed to appoint Mihai Razvan Ungureanu as prime minister designate,” President Traian Basescu said in a statement.

The nomination now requires approval by Romania’s parliament.

Mr Boc said he was stepping down to “defuse political and social tension” in the face of three weeks of protests.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting, he said…READ MORE HERE