The Romanian government collapsed Oct. 13 following a no-confidence motion, but the dismissal did not stop Prime Minister Emil Boc's Democratic Liberal Party (DLP) from aiming further – the presidential election next month. Boc's government became the first cabinet toppled by the parliament in the past two decades. The no-confidence vote followed the collapse of the ruling coalition on Oct. 1, when the Social Democrats quit in protest at Boc's decision to sack one of their ministers, Dan Nica, for comments about possible election fraud. (Xinhua)

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