June 5, 2015 / 10:47 AM / 3 years ago

Romanian president calls on PM to resign over corruption probe

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis called on Prime Minister Victor Ponta to resign on Friday, saying his position was untenable after anti-corruption prosecutors launched a criminal investigation against Ponta.

Ponta was named as a suspect in offences including forgery, money-laundering, conflict of interest and tax evasion.

Ponta denied wrongdoing and said the accusations brought against him on Friday had previously been put forward by his political enemies.

Reporting by Radu-Sorin Marinas and Matthias Williams; editing by John Stonestreet

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