(Bloomberg) -- The removal of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila by parliament on Thursday leaves Romania set to appoint its 17th head of government in the past three decades -- more than any other European Union member-state. Eastern Europe as a whole has been far from stable since communism collapsed. From the more developed west, only Italy comes close to challenging it for political volatility.

--With assistance from Irina Vilcu and Andra Timu.

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