November 18, 2014
Yes, the second candidate in the presidential election campaign was a German with a 500-year family history in Romania.
To the amazement of a divided Europe, the Romanians have offered a strong lesson: they have given up the primitive nationalism and have chosen a German for a president.
While other use the lack of unity and hatred to justify their economic and political failures, Romanians have offered a lesson of unity to a Europe marked by an anti-immigrants discourse and secessionists requests.
The German has been voted by a considerable majority mainly because Romania had asked for more Europe, rule of law and more respect from its politicians.
Disappointed by a political class whose origins are in the communist nomenclature, the Romanians have set alarm bells ringing for a more united Europe.
This vote was against a primitive nationalism and a communist past which was marked by crony politics and a highly corrupted political class.
Europe should use this context to show the tire world that Romania has given the example needed; this is a proof that the old continent has no ethnic boundaries. Two European states are not led by German ethnics, and this should be both a pride and an example to follow.
Author : luleamariusdorin