PSD leader Liviu Dragnea called a largely peaceful anti-government protest of around 100,000 people on August 10 a "failed coup d'etat."
Earlier Saturday, Romanian riot police defended their use of force at the protest on Friday night in which 70 people, including 11 riot police, had to be taken to the hospital.
Romania's governing Social Democratic Party thinks that prosecutors in the country have too much power and allege they have tapped phones illegally and unjustly targeted officials.
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis has called on Viorica Dancila, the country's prime minister, to resign saying she was not up to the job following her decision to move the Romanian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Romania's Justice Minister Tudorel Toader called for the country's main anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi’s dismissal, saying she is responsible for "acts and facts intolerable to the rule of law."
Protesters briefly scuffle with riot police as they massed in Bucharest's University Square.
President Klaus Iohannis appoints Viorica Dancila as prime minister designate. If approved by parliament, she will be the first female premier of the country.
Protestors who flooded streets and parks across the country on Sunday say the left-wing government's attempt to change tax laws and justice system will cause inequality and encourage corruption.
French President Emmanuel Macron wants tougher labour laws than proposed by the EU, saying the current system leads to unfair competition and hurts jobs.
President Klaus Iohannis endorsed Mihai Tudose's nomination after ruling Social Democrats picked Tudose to replace the ousted Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu who was toppled last week in a no-confidence motion.
Grindeanu has been under pressure to reshuffle his team, with some senior politicians from both the PSD and ALDE accusing his cabinet of poor performance and failing to uphold the governing programme.
More than a half million people took to the streets of Bucharest to demonstrate against a bill that would have spared corrupt politicians from prosecution. The law was ditched on Sunday but is not enough to restore confidence in the government.
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