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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-11-27

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From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>

November 27, 2000


CONTENTS

  • [01] ROMANIA - ELECTIONS 2000
  • [02] The vice-president of the Council of Administration of the GALATI SIDEX Combinat works was arrested
  • [03] Winners of the seventh edition of the GAUDEAMUS BOOK FAIR
  • [04] CALENDAR

  • [01] ROMANIA - ELECTIONS 2000

    The Central Electoral Bureau announced that 56.52 per cent of the electorate went to the polls yesterday for the parliamentary and presidential elections in Romania. This brings down by 20 per cent the number of people that went to the polls as against the figures and percentages of the general elections of 1996. The final results will be known in the first days of December.

    Exit polls estimates read as follows in as far as the order of contenders to the office of President of Romania: Ion Iliescu - candidate of PDSR, Social Democracy Party of Romania, 36.9 per cent, Corneliu Vadim Tudor - candidate of Greater Romania Party, 27.8 per cent, Theodor Stolojan - the National Liberal party, 13 per cent, Mugur Isarescu - independent - 10.5 per cent, Frunda Gyorgy - Union of Democratic Magyars of Romania - 7 per cent, Petre Roman - Democratic Party - 2.7 per cent, Teodor Melescanu, ApR - 2 per cent, others, all in all 2 per cent. For the Chamber of Deputies the Social Democracy Party of Romania obtained 39 per cent of the votes, Greater Romania Party more than 22 per cent of the votes, National Liberal Party close to 10 per cent, the Democratic Party - 7.6 per cent, the Romanian Democratic Convention 2000 - 6.3 per cent, Alliance for Romania Party 4.3 per cent, others 4.5 per cent.

    For the Senate of Romania, Social Democracy Party of Romania obtained a little more than 39 per cent, Greater Romania Party - 22.5 per cent, the National Liberal Party close to 10 per cent, the Democratic Party - 7.6 per cent, the Union of Democratic Magyars of Romania, close to seven per cent, Romanian Democratic Convention more than six per cent, Alliance for Romania Party - four per cent, other parties, all in all - 4 per cent. Margin of error is of one to one and a half per cent.

    We now bring you excerpts of statements of the first two contenders, Ion Iliescu and Corneliu Vadim who will fight for the position in the second ballot, on 10 December.

    Ion Iliescu, whose statement was broadcast live by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI said the following, among others:" For the second ballot my message is the following - I aim to structurally change the policy of the country, in the interest of the country, in the interest of the people, in the interest of our society, by building and building up three major coordinates and namely- democracy and the state, the authority of our state, combatting corruption and antisocial phenomena, the relaunching of national economy - industry, agriculture, the private sector, attraction of foreign investors, ensurance of stable economic growth which allows for social policy, namely that of erradicating extreme poverty in the beginning and then poverty in general. We are particularly interested, as part of our general policy structure, to integrate our country in the Euro - Atlantic organizations. "

    Corneliu Vadim Tudor, also in a live broadcast of RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI: " This is the most beautiful present which the Romanians made to me as I will be 51 on 28 November. We are too poor to celebrate properly, everybody is poor in this country and there is no time for celebrations. Actually I work all the time for the magazines which I am editing, as this is my only source of income. I welcome the opportunity to have the televized dialogues with Mr. Ion Iliescu as I intend to point out to him the catastrophic results of his previous offices during seven years and the mafia which he protected. If he does not withdraw before the second ballot I will have to KO him for good. "

    [02] The vice-president of the Council of Administration of the GALATI SIDEX Combinat works was arrested

    Flavius Moldovan was arrested for inquiries which are focused on the way products of SIDEX Galati were sold. Also arrested have been three other people, according to the B B C, and the DA needs to learn details of products which are worth five thousand million lei.

    [03] Winners of the seventh edition of the GAUDEAMUS BOOK FAIR

    On Sunday the winners of the seventh edition of the GAUDEAMUS BOOK FAIR were designated. According to RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI, the award for excellence offered by THE ROMANIAN RADIO BROADCASTING CORPORATION went to POLIROM of Iasi while the HUMANITAS, ALL and TEORA Publishing Houses came out as favorites of the public.

    Also on Sunday, Gianni Vattimo, considered to be the most important post modernistic philospher, attended the launching of his volume ETHYCS OF INTERPRETATION, a volume translated and published by the PONTICA Publishing House.

    The record number of visitors was recorded on Saturday and read 14,000 people.

    [04] CALENDAR

    The Chairman of the Romanian Senate, Mircea Ionescu Quintus, is now in Cyprus, at Lymassol, for the tenth meeting of the Chairperson of the European Parliament, Nicole Fontaine, with the Chairmen of the Parliaments of the countries participating in the process of European Union expansion.

    Vienna is hosting the Ministerial Council of OSCE, on the occasion of which Romania takes over officially the Chairmanship of the Organization.

    A delegation of the Turkish War Academies, led by counter-admiral Rushar Sumer, are paying an official visit to the Higher Military Studies Academy of Bucharest, Romania.

    Six army officers of the General Chiefs of Staff of the Air Forces of this country are attending seminars that unfold in Belgium, Italy and Germany as part of the chapter Partnership for Peace of NATO and countries that wish to adhere to the North Atlantic Organization.


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