On Tuesday, Adrian Nastase, Romania’s ex-Prime Minister, launched his book “The Two Romanias”, presented for the first time at the Club in Jilava. During his launch speech, he approached various topics, including his alleged homosexuality.
Moreover, he ironically added that, although it was the last day of submitting Presidential Candidacies, people should not count on him.
About his latest book, he stated that it depicts what he understood of the last ten year’s politics, in order to avoid repeating certain mistakes.
“Why did I write the book? I discovered that there is a sort of collective Alzheimer’s that makes us forget certain things and gives us the unavoidable sensation that we are repeating certain mistakes”, Nastase added.
“The first presentation of the book took place at the Club in Jilava, a Club that’s still working. It’s a meeting, where everybody speaks about things the know. Some discussed apiculture, others about unburied pipelines and I talked about politics”, Nastase said, showing that this book does not include tourists’ impressions from Jilava and is carefully documented. Also, it was typed and edited by his wife and sons.
Nastase also discussed the nickname people frequently use against him, “Nastase Four Houses”, pointing out that, according to his information, some of the Presidential candidates own more houses. “There were for houses, but they followed one another”, he explained.
As for gossip regarding his alleged homosexuality, the former Prime Minister pointed out that the person who started them was a Securitate informer who spread these rumours in America as well; afterwards, they were also spread in the Presidential campaign of 2004 by PD and Vadim Tudor.
The launch was attended by former and present PSD leaders, including Pesident Ion Iliescu, Ministers Ioan Rus and Liviu Dragnea, Mihai Sturzu, as well as former members of the Government he once headed: Victor Babiuc, Adrian Severin and Dan Matei Agaton.