Exterior view of Victoria Palace, Romania's government headquarters, in downtown Bucharest February 26, 2014. Ministers from Romania's Liberals resigned from the government on Wednesday, a day after ... more 
Exterior view of Victoria Palace, Romania's government headquarters, in downtown Bucharest February 26, 2014. Ministers from Romania's Liberals resigned from the government on Wednesday, a day after the party quit the ruling coalition in a break-up that will trigger a confidence vote and has changed the dynamics of a presidential election in November. The rupture has left the rump of Prime Minister Victor Ponta's Social Democrat-led alliance with a slender majority in parliament, which will likely prompt him to ask an ethnic Hungarian party to join the government to shore up his support. The government is expected to win the confidence vote, which will likely happen on March 4. Analysts also say there is scant chance the split will trigger early an parliamentary election, which is not due until 2016. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Wed, Feb 26, 2014 7:51 AM EST