Romanian President Traian Basescu appears to have survived a referendum on his impeachment. The country’s election bureau estimated turnout at 45.9%, which is below the 50% + 1 required to make the result valid. Now we speak only estimates, not reliable results. I know that this percent says nothing 🙂 To be more specifically: over 9 millions Romanian were to vote. Among them, 86% voted to dismiss President Basescu. That is approx. 8 million people.
Mr Basescu had initially urged Romanians to vote “no” to what he called “a coup”, but later asked his supporters to boycott the vote altogether, a stance also adopted by the opposition Liberal Democrats. Suspended President Basescu is a champion of change decisions depending on how windy (own interests!)
What means for Europe Union the will and decision of 8 million people ? Nothing ! At least it statements Traian Basescu, who has praised his supporters for not having voted and said that “European leaders in coming days will appreciate that the Romanians were boycotted coup d′etat given to the 256 Members of Romania′s Parliament”. So, Old Lady Europe, he is right? Is that right that citizens of European countries are urged to give away their constitutional right to vote ?
So…, it’s time to clear things up (I stood away from political controversies during the referendum campaign, even if political leaders from President suspended supporters were delivered to external audiences a series of distortions and manipulations). I’m sure that my loyal readers from Parliament and European Commission will be interested in these issues. At least I hope! 🙂
1. Despite recommendations by the Venice Commission, to the referendum in Romania the European Commission has imposed a threshold for participation. It is democratic, right ?
2. Although voting is the supreme expression of a democratic society, Romanian President Basescu urged the public to not go to the polls. In fact, he himself not voted. Traian Basescu is an exponent of European democracy, right ? Therefore he also was supported by the weight of European leaders, right ? (even if he himself admitted public that he lied by omission to Chancellor Angela Merkel !!!)
3. Parliament expresses a country’s democratic elections of citizens of that country. In which country in the world, a coup d′etat is given by a democratically elected and functional parliament ?
4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, asked the Hungarian population in Romania, in public way not to attend to vote and to sustain Traian Basescu. I suppose this suggests the association of two perfect leaders democrats, right?
Europe, wake up ! Perhaps before can endorse the statements of suspended President – denied the 8,000,000 of its own citizens (census of 2011, Romania has only 15 million people able to vote, but the vote was held on the electoral lists in 2004 that were not reviewed) leaders of democratic Europe give their own the answers to the questions like the above.