The theater and film actor Mircea Diaconu participated in the election for Romania's presidency. The MEDIAFAX Agency and Gandul.info present the activities of the independent president, from his involvement in the 1989 revolution, to his entry into politics and to the struggle with the "hidden parallel state".
Mircea Diaconu was born in Vlădești, Argeș County, and is 69 years old. As an actor, Diaconu gained notoriety by playing in several films and playing both during the communist regime and after his downfall. He was also noted for his presence on December 22, 1989, in the Central Committee, where he filmed and participated in the chaotic discussions that led to the government's organization ever since.
He then denied commitment to the country's leadership.
In the fall of 1990, the independent president became one of the founders of the NGO Civic Alliance, along with others such as Emil Constantinescu, Ana Blandiana, Stelian Tanase and Mircea Dinescu.
In 2008, Mircea Diaconu joined PNL and from 2010 he also occupied the deputy chair of the party. From 2008 to 2012 he was Senator for Arges from the Liberals and in 2014 he resigned from the party. Mircea Diaconu said he left the Liberal Office "violated and humiliated".
When announcing the candidate to the Senate, Diaconu reported that he was scared.
"I was a PCR member, I was one of the youngest PCR members, I was created with the student in the second year of college, after grades and in 1989 I was a very old party member. Since then, PNL is the first party I register i. The most important thing for an actor is the effort that – it gets him going from one box to another, it's about the public's perception of people, the voters know that the actors are on one side, the politicians on one side, the football players on the other, it is very difficult to move from one place to another – one box in another I kept wondering what the policy is, for a few nights I did not sleep, and then I got the invitation to take part in the elections, (… ) I have not slept at all with fear, worry, "one Diaconu explained.
Mircea Diaconu was a member of the Senate's Media, Culture, Arts and Music Commission and then in the Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for Relations with UNESCO.
According to the Senate's website, Diaconu, during his term, participated in 25 legislative initiatives in the fields of cultural heritage, cinematography, religious freedom, education, health and at 16 motions he spoke 80 times in plenary and made 12 political statements.
Diaconu was briefly Minister of Culture between May 7 – June 29, 2012 in the government led by Victor Ponta. He left the post after being declared incompatible with the positions of senator and theater director, at the same time.
Conflict of Interest
Mircea Diaconu was head of the Nottara Theater in the capital, from 2004 to 2011, when he resigned after ANI found him incompatible while holding the post of director and senator. He was then accused of favoring the appointment of his wife, actress Diana Lupescu, as director of the Nottara Theater. According to ANI, Diaconu approved her participation in the competition for the position of artistic director, even though she did not meet the conditions in the job description. In June 2012, the High Court of Cassation and Justice irrevocably ruled that it was incompatible. He lost his senatorial mandate in December 2012, after the Constitutional Court ruled that the Senate must execute the court ruling on incompatibility.
In November 2014, at that time, MEP Mircea Diaconu was definitively acquitted in the act accused of conflict of interest.
Activity in the European Parliament
Diaconu was elected a Member of the European Parliament in 2014, whose term of office ended this year. After taking up his mandate as a Member of Parliament, he announced that he would not take part in the presidential election because he saw his "nose down."
As a member, he was not noted for active presence. Member of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Mircea Diaconu was present during the period 2014-2019 with 74.38% of the vote in the European Parliament plenary, in 28th place of the 32 Romanian Members present.
In February 2018, the plenary of the European Parliament said that the state law has problems in Romania and noted that 16 years more mandates were given on national security than by the FBI.
"I am also concerned about the rule of law in Romania, I believe it has problems. Romania has become the state with the most conviction for abuse of its citizens by ECHR and no one answers. The rule of law has problems, yes. 16 times more national security mandate for one year than the FBI did, mandate issued, thousands of citizens listened for national security reasons to make it easier to say terrorism In a country where there is no terrorist and no terrorist act, in the elections, a thousand "terrorists" showed up. problems in Romania. Parliament has to resolve these issues and not have to ask for any opinion. I want the independence of justice, but above all Romania, "Mircea Diaconu said in the debate in the European Parliament on the judicial system in Romania.
How did Mircea Diaconus graduate with the support of ALDE and Pro Romania? Starting the presidential and presidential candidate fights against the "parallel state"
On August 25, in front of the Romanian Athenaeum, Mircea Diaconu announced her intention to run as independent in the presidential election. Diaconu said it was "a fake" to participate in the presidential race of party leaders.
"The corridor after which a party sets its party president and then becomes the country's president, after which he gives a formal, hypocritical resignation and is no longer political, is of all things, is a fallacy that we repeat endlessly and today's political life has put us in front, that's why I've stayed so long and I looked in the hope that something normal will happen, "Diaconu said.
A day later, ALDE decided to leave the ruling coalition with the PSD, to withdraw the candidate of Călin Popescu Tariceanu to the presidential election and to form an Alliance with Pro Romania to support the independent candidate. by Mircea Diaconu. The alliance between ALDE and Pro Romania, called "One Man", and Tariceanu's departure from the race has led to dissatisfaction among the leaders of both parties.
Diaconu revealed that he had decided to apply after Viorica Dăncilă had announced his intention to come forward. in lap II. In this context, it was believed that nobody could defeat Klaus Iohannis anymore.
"That night, as I sat at my head, I understood that no one was standing in front of Mr. Iohannis because the goal was as the past was explained by Mrs. Dancil was the second round. – If I do not enter the second round, I will leave. "If you say this, you just want the second round. That night I sat out more, in a chair and worked up all this. And I understand that it can even be a deal, a bargain if you will." There was no one in front of Mr. Iohannis. Then I simply felt this need, "said Mircea Diaconu.
He stated that there is a "hidden parallel state" that the current president Klaus Iohannis does not oppose.
"We have all talked about this underground state., Hidden, this state exists even today and it works perfectly with protocols, with incredible addictions it works. Who will oppose this hidden parallel state? Mrs. Dăncilă, who has been away for nine years and don't know, haven't seen it? He doesn't know he exists. Mr. Iohannis? What is the third answer from Basescu, ie two Basescu mandates and another as a substitute, not to say nonsense, "said Mircea Diaconu, after applying for presidential election at the Central Election Office.
The election campaign started 30 days before Election Day, namely on October 12. It ends on Saturday morning before President's Day, at 07:00 and 9 November respectively.
The term of office of the President of Romania is five years, and on November 10, the vote in the country will be held by the President, between the hours. 07:00 and 21:00. The second round of elections was scheduled to take place on November 24, simultaneously.
As regards voting in the foreign sections, it takes place on the days of Friday and Saturday before the day of voting. Thus, the Roma from the diaspora will vote between November 8 and November 10 and the second round between November 22 and November 24.