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Romanian premier says will implement court ruling on referendum

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Aug. 21, 2012, 4:45 p.m. | World — by Reuters

Romanian Prime Minster Victor Ponta speaks to supporters during a rally in favor of the impeachment of Romanian President Traian Basescu, on July 26, 2012, in Bucharest.
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BUCHAREST - Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Tuesday, Aug. 21, he would respect and implement a ruling by the Contitutional Court that struck down a referendum to oust his rival, President Traian Basescu.

"I want to send a signal of stability to Romanians: The court decision will be respected and implemented," Ponta told a news conference.

The court ruled earlier on Tuesday that a July 29 government-sponsored referendum to remove Basescu was invalid because turnout failed ot meet the required 50 percent threshold, despite the goverment's argument that an update to voter lists may lower the quorum.

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