Romania Ponta Premier Designate

December 19, 2012 - 8:33 AM
FILE - A file picture taken on May 7, 2012, Romanian Premier designate Victor Ponta, right, is seen before a parliament session in Bucharest, Romania. Romania's president on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, reappointed the prime minister to his post despite a bitter feud between the two top officials. Traian Basescu said he had designated Victor Ponta as prime minister after Ponta's center-left governing alliance won some 68 percent of seats in Dec. 9 parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)