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The One Land Where Populists Aren’t

There may be poverty and corruption, but at least the politics are predictable
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Populism Takes Over the World

Laura Kovesi is really tired of TV. All she sees, every night, are personal attacks. On her.

Kovesi, 43, is the assertive prosecutor in charge of Romania’s anticorruption organization, and she’s rarely been busier than now. About 3,500 officials have gone on trial here in recent years—including a sitting prime minister. This year alone, that’s led to the seizure of some €292 million ($310 million) in cash and property so far.