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Friday, September 10, 2004
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Yesterday, a political alliance has been developed between PSD, the largest Romanian party and PUR (Romanian Humanist Party) - a small but active party.

The members of the two parties will run on the same election lists for the Romanian Parliament and the Romanian Presidency. As PSD is the largest (and still the most popular) party in Romania, the cadidates for presidency and for the prime-minister seats will be Adrian Nastase (PSD) and Mircea Geoana (PSD). So PUR will only have a vice-prime-minister and maybe some ministers as well, is the alliance wins the elections.

What was more interesting about this alliance it was the manner in which Romanian TV channels related the story. As you might know, Mr. Voiculescu, leader of PUR is also the big boss in Antena 1, one of the largest TV stations in Romania. Maybe this is why on the news, Antena 1 presented about 10 minutes this news, with a lot of nice images from the aliance's conference.

On the other side, Realitatea TV, a smaller but very professional and active TV station in Romania, presented the news in about 2 minutes, but focused mostly on the attacks Mr. Nastase and Mr. Voiculescu expressed towards their competitors for the Presidency seat, the PNL-PD alliance.

So while on Antena 1 everything was bright and beautiful, on Realitatea TV (Reality TV) the conference was just a shameful attack towards competitors and even quite an illegal (and immoral) thing to do.

Which draws the same conclusion, that the Romanian political class is waaaay behind a moral and fair fight.




Posted by Mihai Botea : 9/10/2004 10:09:00 am Romania Politics - A new alliance
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