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World|life|August 3, 2019 / 02:04 PM
Romanian Minister sacked over ‘deeply wrong’ remarks

AKIPRESS.COM - Romania's prime minister has fired her education minister over her "deeply wrong" comments about a kidnapping case.

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said Ecaterina Andronescu's remarks about a teen's abduction show a "lack of understanding".

Alexandra Macesanu, 15, was kidnapped west of the capital, Bucharest, last Wednesday. Ms Andronescu said on TV she was taught "not to get in cars with strangers".

The comments, Ms Dancila wrote in a Facebook post, were irresponsible, but Ms Andronescu said she did not intend to blame the victim or her parents, BBC reports.

The education minister is the latest Romanian government official to lose her job over the case, which has caused public outcry.

Romania's police chief Ioan Buda has been sacked and interior minister Nicolae Moga has stepped down, but critics are demanding more resignations.

Authorities have been criticised for what is seen as their slow response to Alexandra's three emergency calls.

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