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Romania's Center-right Presidential Hopeful Quits Race

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May 31, 2014 AT 8:40 AM
Romania's center-right candidate on Saturday withdrew his bid to run in a presidential election in November as the opposition struggles to forge an alliance after a clear win of the ruling leftists in European elections. Crin Antonescu resigned as Liberal party leader on Monday, after the party's poor showing in the European ballot He had been seen as a politician who could have mounted a credible challenge to leftist Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who may run for the presidency himself, or to Ponta's chosen candidate.