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Romanian representatives – Problems with reading or laziness

The Romanian ParliamentIn the first half of the 2009, Romanian parliament had discussed and voted for only one bill and in the 2008 was more productive with seven bills. According to the Romanian Institute for Politics and Democracy – RIPD, this is due to the high rate of illiteracy among the voted representatives. According to the same institute 46% of the Romanian MP’s do not know to write and 37% have problems with the reading.

Romanian Parliament

The parliament’s services need to make audio documents for the MP so they can know what is going on in their own country. It is almost impossible to prepare the all necessary documents for the MP is the comment of the employee in the Romanian parliament. Because MP’s have no idea what is going on only 100 to 105 members are coming to the parliament sessions. This situation is even better than 2005 in which year only 75 to 80 MP’s were coming to the parliament. Romanian MP’s has a monthly salary of $1,500, but they also receive additional $3000 for all kind of ‘expenses’. In the country with a common salary of $250 this sum is humongous.

Romanian Parliament
Romanian Parliament

Our source in Romania for WC News said: “Everywhere in the world candidates for the parliament during campaign are promising “mountains”! And here in Romania the biggest argument why we should vote for them is because they know to write and read?!”

Romanian Parliament from inside
Romanian Parliament from inside

Romania is well known in the world as the birth place of the Count Dracula. During the cold war this state were run by the most feared dictator Nikolae Ceausescu which had a progressive population policy. This policy made this country with the fastest population growing rate in Europe, but the educational system was not in the position to receive the swarms of yang Romanians. That was the reason why many Romanians receive poor education. Even the MP’s today had a problem with literacy.

From Bucharest, Romania for WC News,
Ana-Maria Popescu