Romania's PM keeps immunity in conflict of interest probee

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 09, 2015 4:53 AM

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's lower house of parliament rejected prosecutors' request to lift immunity of Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Tuesday in a conflict of interest investigation, two leftist ruling party sources told Reuters.

"It's overwhelming result, 231 deputies voted against the request." Another deputy, in the counting committee said: "The request filed for the premier was rejected."

(Reporting by Radu Marinas Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)