A country where governments have the longevity of mayflies
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A country where governments have the longevity of mayflies

May 5th 2012 | BUCHAREST | from the print edition
AUSTERITY bites, citizens protest, politicians squabble and a government collapses. The latest country performing this drama is Romania, where Mihai Razvan Ungureanu’s government, 78 days old, fell on April 27th after losing a vote of confidence. Another example of the backlash against austerity? The fiscal tightening by Mr Ungureanu’s centre-right Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) in the past three years has few fans among Romanians, the second-poorest people in the European Union. Wages have been slashed and recovery from recession in 2008-10 has been sluggish. Details

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