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Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has rejected the prime ministerial candidate nominated by the left-of-centre Social Democrats (PSD). Sevil Shhaideh would have been Romania’s first female and Muslim prime minister. President Iohannis has given no reasons for his decision. Ms Shhaideh has been criticised for lacking political experience, only serving once as a regional minister. Analysts say her Syrian husband’s background ...

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Romania: Lawsuit Launched to Stop Bucharest Mega-Mosque

The original deal called for a “mutual exchange” in which Romania would build a new Orthodox Church in Istanbul, while Turkey would build the mosque in Bucharest. In July 2015, however, Prime Minister Victor Ponta revealed that the Romanian government had abandoned the Istanbul church project because it is “not allowed under Turkish law.” Ponta approved the Bucharest mosque project ...

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