Politicians in Romania, but also from outside the country borders have sent President Traian Basescu condolence messages, having learned of the death of his mother Elena Basescu.
Among the foreign personalities sending condolences there is the interim President of the Republic of Moldova, Mihai Ghimpu, who addressed a message of compassion to Romania’s President Traian Basescu, saying: „Filled with great sorrow I received the announcement on your mother, Elena Basescu, passing away. In these difficult times we want to express our support for you, your family, all the bereaved. On behalf of the Moldovan citizens, and on my own, we send our sincere condolences and deep sympathy.”
As well, the Premier of the Republic of Moldova, Vlad Filat, sent a condolence message to President Traian Basescu, saying: „We have learned with deep sorrow about the death of your mother Elena. I want to convey to you all my sympathy, and the solidarity feeling of the Republic of Moldova citizens, who in these moments of sorrow want to express all our support to you.” The Democrat Liberal Party (PDL, main ruling coalition partner) forwarded, in its turn, a message of condolences to President Traian Basescu:
„PDL expresses its sorrow, but also its support to the family of Romania’s President, Traian Basescu, confronted with tragic moments in his life after his mother Elena Basescu passed away. PDL members are together with President Traian Basescu and the mourning family in their sorrow”, reads the condolence message sent by PDL.
Leaders of PSD, PNL and PC have sent, in their turn, their condolences to President Traian Basescu after his mother’s death.
PSD President Victor Ponta said that, beyond politics, he wishes to convey his condolences to the head of state: „I think it is normal for me and for us, politicians, this moment at least, to try to leave aside what divides us,” said Ponta. In his turn, PNL President Crin Antonescu presented his condolences to the head of state:
„It’s a difficult moment and each of us understands this. We present our condolences to Romania’s President. That’s why we do not want to make reference to political issues now,” said Antonescu. PC President Daniel Constantin said that he does not want anyone to go through such a tragedy and presented the head of state his condolences, as well. President Traian Basescu’s mother Elena Basescu has died Monday afternoon at her home in the Black Sea port of Constanta at age 81.