Key Romanian Official Resigns Ideology Position

Reuters

The new Romanian government's chief ideologist, Silviu Brucan, resigned unexpectedly Sunday in a further indication of disunity among leaders who took power after the December overthrow of the Nicolae Ceausescu dictatorship.

Citing public apathy, he said he was leaving because Romanian politics had become "dominated by personal ambition, careerism and political flunkyism."

Brucan, 73, was head of the National Salvation Front's foreign affairs commission and was once the Romanian ambassador to Washington.

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