Mayor to be Romania PM

The popular mayor of Bucharest was designated as Romania's future prime minister yesterday, two days after the reformist Emil Constantinescu won presidential elections, ousting former Communists.

Officials of the Peasant Party (PNTCD), the largest party in a new parliament, said party leaders had chosen Victor Ciorbea to head the country's first coalition government not led by ex-Communists. Reuter - Bucharest