“Hampshire Labour News” had nothing on this report about campaign tactics in Romania’s presidential impeachment referendum:
An SMS with PD leader Emil Boc as alleged sender was received on journalists’ phones over the weekend. “Basescu sees himself back in Cotroceni. Power has taken his reason. On May 19, show him you don’t want any more dictators. Vote YES. Emil Boc.” The PD leader reacted immediately, particularly since he is known as a pro-Basescu activist. “I will notify the Prosecutor’s Office on this SMS.” The Liberals denied any involvement in the affair.
Moreover, the Liberals believe that the use of Basescu’s image on posters with an anti-Basescu message is absolutely legal, as long as the President’s image is not registered. The Liberals designed their anti-Basescu campaign around posters displaying the image of the Head of State, with the message “Power has damaged his brain. Vote YES.”
(The National Liberal Party – sister party of Britain’s Lib Dems and until recently a coalition partner of Basescu’s PD – is campaigning for the president’s impeachment. Supporters of Basescu should be voting NO in the referendum to oppose impeachment)