( AP ) - Romania's parliament voted Thursday to suspend the president from office on ground that he abused his powers.
Lawmakers voted 322- 108 in favor of suspending President Traian Basescu. According to the law, parliament can suspend the president for 30 days and organize a referendum to remove him from office.
The president, who remains Romania's most popular politician, earlier vowed to resign "within five minutes" if lawmakers vote to suspend him. His resignation would prompt a new election within three months, and he has said he would run again for office.