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Romania left-wing opposition leader named PM

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Romanian President Traian Basescu wasted no time Friday naming a left-wing opposition leader to succeed the toppled centre-right prime minister in a bid to reassure financial markets. 

Victor Ponta, pictured in 2010, was named Romania'sas new prime minister after the collapse of the centre-right government.

"I have tasked Victor Ponta with forming the new government," Basescu said in a public address.

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