UPDATE President Traian Basescu told Bucharest Mayor and district mayors that the referendum for the capital city law is no longer needed / Bucharest City Hall to decide on Friday whether they cancel the referendum
President Basescu announced that he will make some statements on this matter later today.
The President underlined that the referendum will not achieve its goal since the government is talking about a bigger administrative change that the referendum has into account, Oprescu declared. In the same time, Oprescu said he called the Bucharest city hall council that hopefully will decide to no longer organize the referendum.
Oprescu said that talks should encompass the concept of region and about what the region that includes Bucharest means. Basescu said that the idea of a referendum should not be discredited, which is why he wants to see the scope of this referendum very clear.