On a private visit to Covasna (north-west of Bucharest), suspended President Traian Basescu thanked the local Hungarians for having not fallen for politicking games and for having refused to take part in the referendum that was to recall him.
Basescu said he appreciates the ethnic Hungarians for having understood ‘the illegal manner in which the state leadership was beheaded,’ and also the need for stability in the country.
‘I cannot but notice the reaction of the Hungarians at the referendum and I am going to thank them because they understood very well the illegal manner in which the state leadership was beheaded and because they cannot be drawn to politicking. The Magyars seem to have understood the need for the country’s stability,’ said Basescu.
He refused to comment on how prosecutors are currently investigating alleged frauds at the July 29 referendum.
‘They used to say that I was leading such actions from my garage, and now they will be saying I am leading them from Covasna,’ Basescu added.
Basescu arrived at the resort of Covasna on Thursday evening and he booked in at the Clermont Hotel of Valea Zanelor, where he will be staying two or three days. He toured the St. Ana Lake and the resort of Balvanyos, accompanied by his wife Maria.