For many years, the controversial businessman Gigi Becali and the far-right Greater Romania leader Vadim Tudor have been at war. Vadim described Becali as "suffering from mental illness", "junkie", "electric monkey", "drunken monkey", "handicapped", "candidate to jail", "fit for a straight jacket" and, of course, "piece of crap". Becali wasn't any kinder: Vadim was called "possessed by the devil", "venomous cancer" and "spokesman of cats and dogs". Becali became the second most important candidate on Vadim's list for the European Parliament, despite being under arrest for illegally depriving persons of liberty. Vadim described Becali, upon submitting the list, as "a good man, a brother, a symbol of Romanians, a man with a golden heart".