December 9, 2012 / 7:48 PM / 5 years ago

Romania PM says his alliance won stable mandate

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s parliamentary election has given the ruling leftist alliance a mandate for the next four years and the ability to pursue long term projects, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Sunday.

His leftist governing Social Liberal Union (USL) won a clear victory in the election and is headed for a majority of seats, exit polls showed. Ponta said it was his responsibility to lead the government again.

“We have a huge advantage. Starting tomorrow, we can talk projects for the next four years ... because we have peace and stability,” Ponta told reporters in his constituency in Targu Jiu.

Reporting by Luiza Ilie; Editing by Sam Cage

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