Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Vote For Progress

Welcome news from Romania, where exit polls show the public's voted overwhelmingly to defeat a bid to impeach the President in a referendum. Traian Basescu's his name, and we've got good reason to be pleased at his victory.

He's been trying pretty hard to carry out the anti-corruption reforms required of the country, now they're in the EU. This hasn't made him too popular with Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu, who's led the impeachment efforts. Mr Tariceanu's accused of trying to protect the handful of people who've made big money in dodgy deals since Romania switched from Communism, and this is why he's apparently been trying to frustrate his political rival. This referendum triumph for the President should mean a better future for Romania, and therefore fewer Romanians will be forced to come here for work. That's good news for both us and them.

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