Romania PM Boc resigns after protests

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Posted: Feb 06, 2012 3:58 AM

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister Emil Boc resigned on Monday after weeks of nationwide protests against his tough austerity measures and before a parliamentary election due late this year.

"It is the moment for important political decisions. From this point of view, I took the decision to give up the government's mandate," Boc said in a speech after a government meeting.

(Reporting by Sam Cage and Ioana Patran)