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World IN BRIEF : ROMANIA : Ceausescu Fires Two Aides in Shake-Up

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu has fired the planning chief for the state-run economy and the foreign minister in yet another shake-up of top-level jobs, Romania’s news agency said. Radu Balan was “released from his functions as president of the State Planning Committee by a presidential decree,” Agerpres said in a report from Bucharest, monitored in Vienna. It later reported that Foreign Minister Ioan Totu was replaced by Ion Stoian, who has been a party secretary in charge of international relations.


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