Romania Elections

December 7, 2012 - 3:33 AM
In this photo taken on Dec. 4, 2012, Dan Diaconescu, the leader of the populist People's Party during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania. Diaconescu, a media tycoon has emerged as a key player in Romania's bitterly contested parliamentary election. Diaconescu's party is running third in Sunday's vote, according to polls. The gray-haired, multimillionaire talk show host from Romania's disenfranchised south appears to be tapping into widespread discontent with traditional political parties seen as arrogant, sniping and corrupt. Romania will hold parliamentary elections on Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)