President Traian Basescu gets booed during Unification Day celebrations

Newsroom 24/01/2011 | 17:04

President Traian Basescu was booed this Monday in Iasi and Focsani, during the celebrations of the 152-year anniversary of the Unification of the Romanian principalities.

During his speech, Basescu criticized those attendants booing, wishing them to live in a country that respects its unification day. He said that each year he comes to the celebrations out of respect for history and not for votes or applauses and not even for getting booed at.

“I come here out of respect for history, for a decisive moment in the building of modern Romania and also to show my respect to the descendants of those who made the Unification,” stated Basescu.

The President said that no country can consume more than it produces and this is why one of Romania’s priorities is its modernization. Basescu also talked about the Romanian Constitution saying that it requires a revision as it lacks clarity and generates inflexible institutions.

Other officials in attendance were opposition leaders Victor Ponta and Crin Antonescu, Senate Chairman Mircea Geoana, Development and Tourism Minster Elena Udrea and Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi.

Simona Bazavan

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