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Romanian town elects dead man as mayor

 
 
Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2008 01:06 pm
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Allegra Stratton and agencies
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday June 17, 2008


The residents of a Romanian town have elected a dead man as their mayor, it emerged today.

The late Neculai Ivascu, who had run Voinesti for 18 years, was re-elected to the post.

Ivascu, a 57-year-old, died from liver disease just after voting began on Sunday, but won the election by 23 votes.

A local official said the authorities had decided to keep the poll open in case his opponent, Ghoerghe Dobrescu won, avoiding the need for a re-run.

Romanian electoral rules allow for the death of a candidate between rounds of voting, but not on a polling day.

"I know he died, but I don't want change," a pro-Ivascu resident told Romanian television, Reuters reported.

Election authorities gave the post to the runner-up, but some residents, and Ivascu's Social Democrat party, have called for a new vote.


He was not allowed to die on a polling day, plus people don't like change. Makes sense. Laughing
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2008 01:14 pm
What ash-holes.
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2008 01:39 pm
Re: Romanian town elects dead man as mayor
dagmaraka wrote:

He was not allowed to die on a polling day, plus people don't like change. Makes sense. Laughing


Those two things struck me as funny, too, Dag.
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Foofie
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2008 06:20 pm
Where is Romania? What is Rumania? Is this in Eastern Europe? Is it a member of the EU? Are they Slavic?

Do not blame me for my ignorance. These little nations got minimal attention in my Social Studies classes.

Last question. Who do they get along with? Russia? Ukraine? Italy?
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2008 08:01 am
ya gotta to be fast with these type of stories
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2008 12:29 pm
Foofie wrote:
Where is Romania? What is Rumania? Is this in Eastern Europe? Is it a member of the EU? Are they Slavic?

Do not blame me for my ignorance. These little nations got minimal attention in my Social Studies classes.

Last question. Who do they get along with? Russia? Ukraine? Italy?


Start with Wikipedia.

We have noone else to blame for what we do not know. Romania is not that little.
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lezzles
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jul, 2008 05:38 pm
Tragic, isn't it?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 06:28 am
How this is any different from Barbara Boxer being a US Senator?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 07:06 am
Dude's name shoulda been Vlad.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 01:06 pm


i WAS fast. I win, I win! :wink:
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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jul, 2008 04:43 am
dagmaraka wrote:


i WAS fast. I win, I win! :wink:


Na ah!

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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jul, 2008 10:19 pm
Yes, but Reyn said 'you gotta be fast with these type of stories'

and i was ONE MONTH faster!

in my world, i still win Sad
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Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jul, 2008 07:58 am
dagmaraka wrote:
Yes, but Reyn said 'you gotta be fast with these type of stories'

and i was ONE MONTH faster!

in my world, i still win Sad

Yes you did. I don't know how I missed that.

We'll have to work as a team.
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