President Traian Basescu announced on Thursday night, while participating in a talk-show at Realitatea TV, that he decided not to participate in the final debate round organized by the Public TV station, TVR, on Friday.

"The Social Democrats, the Liberals and the Hungarian Democrats put up the menu. TVR is controlled", said Basescu.

The president once again referred to the "alliance of the 322" (the 322 parliamentarians who suspended him for a month), pointing at some political leaders "the masters of puppets, they who support governments, powers laws, ordinances that render useless the criminal investigation against ministers".

Traian Basescu called the people to vote on Sunday, for both the European Parliament elections and the referendum.

Basescu says that, in case the referendum isn't validated and the government's project proves to be Constitutional, he will promulgate the law, in PM Tariceanu's version.

"I will have to think what we must do in case 7 million people come to vote and 6 million vote in favor of the two-ballots project. I'll have to call up the parties to decide", said Basescu.