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Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start : Parallels : NPR

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Corruption All Around The World? But Romania :-))) Not Allowed Anymore in Romania, But Where are the Watchdogs?

Romania is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in Europe and it's been that way for years. It's a tough legacy to overcome, but there are signs the country is trying to make a fresh start. Klaus Iohannis, an underdog presidential candidate who campaigned on a platform of fighting corruption, won a surprising victory last month over the ruling party's nominee. Iohannis, 55, was sworn into office last Sunday. To make headway, he'll need to work in tandem with Laura Codruța Kövesi, who heads Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate. She faces the tall task of rooting out graft that has plagued the country since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe 25 years ago. Related NPR Stories
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