Ex­pats call for change

The Sunday Times - - World - BUCHAREST

TENS of thou­sands of Ro­ma­ni­ans gath­ered in Bucharest yes­ter­day to urge the left-wing Gov­ern­ment to re­sign and call an early elec­tion.

Ex­pats led the protest, with some driv­ing across Europe to at­tend. They claim the coun­try has lost ground in fight­ing cor­rup­tion since the rul­ing So­cial Demo­cratic Party as­sumed power in 2016.

An es­ti­mated three mil­lion Ro­ma­ni­ans live abroad, and some say they left be­cause of cor­rup­tion, low wages and a lack of op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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