Ahead of parliamentary elections in Romania, we spotlight the city of Sibiu to gauge mood among an electorate weary of corruption and inefficiency. The vote could see gains for the opposition Social Democrats.
Laura Codruta Kovesi, who once led Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate, is on trial for malfeasance, bribery and perjury. Many see the charges as a ploy by the ruling Social Democrats to sabotage her career.
International observers have condemned accusations of violence and intimidation during the highly-contested state elections. State governors wield a considerable amount of power and influence in Nigerian politics.
Romania's justice minister is aiming to stop his own compatriot from heading the EU prosecutor's office. Critics say the move is another example of the Romanian government blocking the work of anti-corruption officials.
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