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Romanian president weighs options for PM after vote


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Crin Antonescu, one of Romania's Social Liberal Union (USL) leaders and president of National Liberal Party, gestures after first exit polls for parliamentary elections in Bucharest December 9, 2012. Exit polls showed Romania's prime minister won a clear victory in a Sunday election, which may herald another round of a power struggle with the rightist president and complicate talks for a new IMF deal. Victor Ponta's leftist Social Liberal Union won 54-58 percent of votes according to three exit polls and is headed for a majority, but analysts said President Traian Basescu may ask someone else from the USL to form a government. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel