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    Romania president faces impeachment vote

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Romanians will vote on Sunday on whether their president should be removed from office. Traian Basescu is urging people to boycott the vote, accusing Prime Minister Victor Ponta of a coup. Besescu has survived an impeachment referendum before but austerity measures and scandals have blown a big hole in his popularity and the threat of an ambitious opponent in his prime minister, Victor Ponta, may spell political troubles. Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Bucharest.