February 23, 2018 / 12:23 PM / 4 months ago

Romania's president expresses support for anti-graft chief

BUCHAREST, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Friday expressed support for the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, saying he had seen no evidence to justify a request by the justice minister to sack her.

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader called on Thursday for Laura Codruta Kovesi to be dismissed for “excess of authority”, triggering street protests and potentially destabilising a crackdown on graft. (Additional reporting by Luiza Ilie; editing by John Stonestreet)

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