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Left aligns with nationalists

Romania's ruling party has decided to form a left-nationalist coalition government including extremist parties Western democracies find offensive, Reuter reports from Bucharest. The Party of Social Democracy, with 34 per cent of seats in the hung parliament, is joining with the ultra-nationalist Romanian National Unity Party, the communist Socialist Labour Party, the anti-Semitic Greater Romania Party and the small left-wing Democratic Agrarian Party.