Corneliu Vadim Tudor, the leader of Romanian far-right group Greater Romania Party (PRM), considers offering a place on PRM’s list of candidates in future parliamentary elections to Oana Zavoranu, a locally-known telenovela (soap opera) star with a huge appetite for scandals in the media.

Vadim lauded Zavoranu, who now serves as one of his aides, saying that she deserved appreciation and recognition for her activities.

Zavoranu, who’s been figuring prominently in the media as a telenovela actress and a series of public scandals involving her family, joined PRM in November 2006.

Vadim said he made her the offer because the Romanian political life needed some revival with young politicians who “know how to talk and have public appeal”.