Deputy Chair of the Save Romania Union (USR) Clotilde Armand told a news conference on Thursday in the northern city of Suceava that one of Romania’s problems is the lack of trust people invest in politicians promising for the future despite their murky past, urging the voters to elect professionals and personalities who have built something and are sincere.
”Romania has a very big problem when it comes to trust the political class and the future. We have come forth with a new message: we must trust in sincere people (…) All politicians speak about the future, but they have problems with their past (…) Romania needs personalities who have built something. We want people that have a profession, who know the economic and social realities and who will get involved in community life,” said Armand.
She went on to say the confidence that ”there will be meritocracy” in Romania is missing, making many educated young people to leave the country
”It has been proved a correlation between corruption and poverty, but there has been no mention of the correlation between the percentage of people leaving the country and the missing confidence. Young people are not leaving because the country is poor. They would like to fight. Educated young people are leaving because they no longer trust they can build anything honest in Romania. There is not a lack of courage or energy, but a lack of confidence that there will be meritocracy (…) This is our first care: no more corruption, and equal opportunities for all,” said Armand. More…