Ion Iliescu, the social-democrat ex-Romanian holder of two presidential mandates, believes that Traian Basescu has the major merit in the fact that the surveys indicate Mircea Geoana as president: "It's Mr. Basescu's merit, who isolated himself. He is paying for his behaviour and the lack of the necessary political culture, the lack of formation for the political dialogue", the ex-chief of state says.

In his opinion, the last two hours at the polls cannot change the result already announced at 7 pm: "I don't believe he has won much during the last two hours", he said.

Ion Iliescu accused the incumbent chief of state that he doesn't know how to lose but... anyway... he will probably learn from this", the PSD honourable president said.