Romania PM sees political paralysis if Basescu survives

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Posted: Jul 16, 2012 2:57 PM
Romania PM sees political paralysis if Basescu survives

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta said he expected political paralysis in policymaking if suspended President Traian Basescu survives a referendum on his impeachment set for July 29.

"We cannot cooperate," Ponta told private television station Realitatea TV. "If he keeps his post we will find ourselves in a situation where a political paralysis will prevail in Romania."

Ponta said early presidential elections were the best option for Romania.

(Reporting by Radu Marinas; Editing by Louise Ireland)