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Romanian voters punish ruling PSD party

Romanian voters punished the corruption-tainted ruling PSD party in European Parliament (EP) elections Sunday, with an 11 point drop to just 23 percent, exit polls said. Voters also said the PSD should not reverse anti-corruption reforms in a non-binding referendum the same day. The centre-right opposition PNL party came top in the EP vote with 29 percent. A new liberal bloc called USR-Plus came third with 23 percent.

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EU to open up 'black box' of political ads

Paid political ads will have to show how much was spent on the ad, the sources of funds, the name of the sponsor. "Without providing this information, political advertisement will be illegal," commission vice-president Věra Jourová said.

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