Tag: romanian

Jawohl, ich bin nicht Victor Ponta!


Well it isn’t completely official but the results are clear – Victor Ponta was not elected yesterday as Romania’s new president. Normally, of course, people report the winner and would say Iohannis Klaus won the election and will soon become Romania’s fifth post-Revolution president. But this was not an election about Herr Klaus. The voting… Read More ›

Sloganul meu electoral e "Fuck you, Romania"

The Moron vs. The Manager

Sadly, it looks like everything I predicted in my post Hail to the Thief is coming true. After last Sunday’s elections, Victor Ponta received 40.44% of the vote and Iohannis Klaus 30.37%, meaning the two men will face off in a run-off election next week. I pretty much learned everything I needed to know about… Read More ›

An artist's rendition of Victor Ponta

Hail to the Thief

It’s a bittersweet time for me. Today, Romanians go to the polls to elect their new president. Ten years ago, I was a new immigrant to Romania. I barely understood the language and my ancient television could only receive one channel over the air. I remember watching a bald man with a Dutch uncle squint,… Read More ›