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> Hundreds of thousands taken to the street last week, numbers not seen in Bucharest since the fall of communism.
00:00:24
>> It's a week since these protests started here in Victory Square, and the government is facing increasing pressure. Tomorrow the opposition are filing a vote of no confidence in parliament.
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President Johannes says 80% of Romanians feel the country's heading in the wrong direction. But he also maintains that the leftist led government which was voted in in December should continue to govern. Cracks are also emerging within the government. The country's trade minister has resigned, and the ruling party's vice president, breaking ranks to join the chorus of criticism.
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Measures seen by some as the biggest retreat on reform since the country joined the EU ten years ago. Romania's constitutional court system will decide the legality of the move by the end of the month.