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Romania: Demonstrators decry President’s ceremony snub in Iasi03:11

Romania: Demonstrators decry President’s ceremony snub in Iasi

Romania, Iasi
January 25, 2018 at 04:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

demonstrator (Romanian): "They want a football stadium in Teleorman and in Iasi, they are leaving us to lag behind. This, in fact, is the problem."

Some 3,000 people gathered in Iasi, the former capital of Moldavia, to protest against Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and high-ranking officials' refusal to attend a ceremony celebrating the unification of the historic regions of Moldavia and Wallachia.

The rage was sparked when none of the high officials except Princess Margareta of Romania attended the traditional ceremony, which was established a century ago.

During the rally, some of the protesters urged the leadership to pay attention to perceived problems with infrastructure.

Former Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta said that "this is a very ugly signal, since it's the year of the union" and underlined that he has attended the ceremony "both in good and in bad times."

Romania: Demonstrators decry President’s ceremony snub in Iasi03:11
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demonstrator (Romanian): "They want a football stadium in Teleorman and in Iasi, they are leaving us to lag behind. This, in fact, is the problem."

Some 3,000 people gathered in Iasi, the former capital of Moldavia, to protest against Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and high-ranking officials' refusal to attend a ceremony celebrating the unification of the historic regions of Moldavia and Wallachia.

The rage was sparked when none of the high officials except Princess Margareta of Romania attended the traditional ceremony, which was established a century ago.

During the rally, some of the protesters urged the leadership to pay attention to perceived problems with infrastructure.

Former Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta said that "this is a very ugly signal, since it's the year of the union" and underlined that he has attended the ceremony "both in good and in bad times."

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