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RADOR: News from Romania, 98-11-09

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From: RADOR Press Agency <>

November 9, 1998


  • [01] Third Round of Voting for the Bucharest City Hall;
  • [02] Damaging Floods in Northern Romania;
  • [03] General Strike by Student League;
  • [04] Romanian Foreign Minister on a Visit to Prague;
  • [05] PRM Delegation on a Visit to Iran;
  • [06] Celebrating Romania's Former Sovereign.

  • [01] Third round of voting for the Bucharest City Hall

    A 35.56% turn out was reported at the third round of voting for mayor general of Bucharest on Sunday, November 8. Accoring to the PRO TV, the turn out was higher than last week, and, following the vote counting in 965 polling stations, the candidate of the Democratic Convention in Romania (CDR) gained 50.5 of the votes while the votes for Sorin Oprescu, the cadidate representing the opposition Party of Social Democracy in Romania (PDSR), were 1% lower than his challenger's. The president of the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC), Cristian Panait, said that "no inicidents were reported during the poll despite the PDSR who claimed some irregularities. PDSR said that 43 people who lived outside Bucharest broke the law and voted for the CDR candidate, but", the BEC president explained, "our staff succeeded in solving the dispute". RADOR

    [02] Damaging floods in northern Romania

    More than 10.000 people were affected by the floods of the Tisa River in the Maramures County of northern Romania. The heavy rains in the northern Romanian province early last week made the Tisa waters reach their highest level in years. Aid operations in the villages of Remeti-Teceu, Repedea and Poienile de sub Munte were coordinated during the weekend by the prefect of the Maramures County, Gheorghe Mikhai Barlea, and representatives of the Civil Protection Inspectorate. The traffic on the DN 19 linking Sighetu Marmatiei and Satu Mare resumed on Sunday, and the county route 187 between the villages of Repedea and Poienile de sub Munte was restored. The head of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Teoctist, called on all the priests and believers to help the victims. Tens of tonnes of food and clothes were delivered in the area while the troops of the 7-th Army in Dej have ensured the water supplies for the villagers in Remeti. The military in Baia Mare and the border guards in Sighetu Marmatiei help the people restore their homes. RADOR

    [03] General strike by Student League

    The Student League is starting a general strike on Monday. The decision was made on Friday by the Student League Council who also decided to call a meeting of all student organisations already on strike to coordinate the strike actions. In a communique issued to the press, the student leaders have announced that the president of the League, Bogdan Aligica, was dismissed for seriuosly deteriorating the League's image in his attempt to discredit the student movement. RADOR

    [04] Romanian foreign minister on a visit to Prague

    Romanian Foreign Minister Andrei Plesu has arrived in Prague on Sunday following an invitation by his Czech counterpart, the RRA reported. The Romanian-Czech dialogue is expected to focus on issues concerning the bilateral relations after Romania joined the CEFTA, the EU entry visas for Romanians and cooperation between the two ministries mainly within the Euro- Atlantic structures. The Romanian minister has attended a dinner offered by the Industry and Trade Union while on Monday, he would meet his Czech counterpart for official talks. He is also expected to meet the speaker of the House of Deputies and the Czech prime minister. Czech President vaclav Havel and the speaker of the Czech Senate are expected to meet Foreign Minister Plesu on Tuesday. RADOR

    [05] PRM delegation on a visit to Iran

    The Asian tour of the delegation representing the Greater Romania Party (PRM) led by senator Corneliu Vadim Tudor is also including an official visit to Iran following an invitation by Iranian Foreign Ministry. The PRM delegation met ayatollah Natek Nouri, the speaker of the Iranian Parliament, for tanks on revigorating the Iranian-Romanian cooperation mainly in Iranian oil exports and Romanian tractor exports to Iran. The PRM delegation had a series of talks with Iranian Foreign Ministry and Chamber of Commerce officials. RADOR

    [06] Celebrating Romania's former sovereign

    According to press reports, the Romanian Presidency sent a message of congratulations to Romania's former sovereign, HM King Michael I, on the occasion of St Michael and Gabriel Day. The University Plaza and King Michael's Knights Foundations hosted a series of events celebrationg King Michael but also comemorating the spontaneous protests and demonstrations in support og the king, on November 8, 1945. RADOR
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