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Romania's PM to speak as pressure mounts over graft decree

Reuters

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu will make a statement at 1820 GMT (1320 EST) on Saturday, his press office said, as some 70,000 people gathered to protest at a decree that decriminalizes some graft offences.

The leader of Grindeanu's Social Democrats (PSD) said earlier on Saturday the government might withdraw the decree.

(Reporting by Radu Marinas; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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