- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:07
- Written by Liana Suditu
Three days after a referendum meant to either send home or to confirm Traian Basescu as head of the Romanian state is still unclear when or even if he will return in office.
After Basescu's side called for a boycott, the turnout was only about 46%, which should normally mean Romania's Constitutional Court would invalidate the referendum and the affair would get to an end.
„Not so fast!", argue USL (PSD - socialists and PNL - liberals) leaders, prime-minister Victor Ponta and ad-interim president Crin Antonescu.
They ask in fact Constitutional judges to validate last Sunday's referendum, because 87,52% of the voters who showed up to the polls agreed to dismiss Basescu, and only 11,15% voted for him to stay in office. More maths comes along: Traian Basescu was elected with some 5 million votes in 2009, over 7,5 million voters ask him now to step down.
A decision by the Constitutional Court is due in the next few days.
Meanwhile, Romanian politicians remain in crisis, the costs being paid by all Romanians. „Adevarul" daily has calculated that Romania lost in the last few weeks billions of euro in investment, growing of external debt and national currency depreciation.