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Romania repeals corruption decree after demos: sources

An estimated 330,000 people demonstrated across the country in the biggest turnout since the toppling of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989 © AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU

Bucharest, Romania, Feb 5 – Romania’s government formally repealed Sunday contentious corruption legislation that has sparked the biggest protests since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, ministerial sources said.

The emergency decree, announced on Tuesday, would have decriminalised certain corruption offences, raising concerns in Romania and outside that the government was easing up on fighting graft.

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