Romanian senators rejected a simple motion against Education minister Mihail Hardau on Tuesday. The motion blamed the minister of leading the education system in Romania to bankruptcy in 12 pages of charges supported by 69 members of the senate - the needed number to pass the motion. But only 58 approved of the bill following debates today.

The motion said that political people, trade unions and civil society representatives believe electoral promises to reform the education system have led nowhere half a term after the 2004 elections.

The opposition PSD, which supported the motion, feared it would be rejected as early as the debates started because of a high number of absentees.