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PM Ponta in Istanbul: ‘I have something it was impossible for me to have at home – tranquillity and rest’

Prime minister Victor Ponta revealed on Tuesday that his knee surgery performed in a Turkey clinic was “much more complicated than anticipated”, expressing hope he would play sports again by December.

“Thank all those of you who on these days have had a good thought for me – the surgery has been much more complicated than anticipated, but I’m confident that by this December I’ll be able to play sports again. Many special thanks to doctor Ionut Codorean, who has been next to me and gave me courage by his professionalism (I totally trust the Romanian doctors obviously – yet here I have something it was impossible for me to have at home – tranquillity and rest)!” the Prime minister wrote on his Facebook page.

“I wish to assure those who ‘are happy’ about my affliction that I’ll be back healthier and stronger!” the Prime minister added.

On May 26, the Romanian prime minister told the Albanian President, during their meeting in Tirana, that he had suffered a minor injury while playing basketball.

One day before, Ponta had been caught by surveillance cameras slightly limping on his exit from the Victoria Palace (the Government offices).


PNL’s Gorghiu: I wish Ponta good health, but I also wish Romanians a credible PM


Co-chairwoman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Alina Gorghiu, on Tuesday wished Prime Minister Victor Ponta ‘good health and unimpaired ligaments’, before adding that she also wished Romanians a ‘credible Prime Minister.’

‘Today I want to wish good health to the Prime Minister and unimpaired ligaments, if this is really his problem, but I also want to wish Romanian citizens a credible Prime Minister. These are two completely separate matters and I would never comment upon someone’s health, I only wish the Prime Minister and everyone else good health, but I also wish the best for Romania and that the Romanian citizens have a credible Prime Minister. Which, unfortunately, has nothing to do with his health, but it has to do with the other situation he is facing right now, it has to do with his criminal case and the requests from the DNA having him as target,’ said Gorghiu, at the Parliament Palace.

She also said that the prolonging of the ‘state of uncertainty’ in the Prime Minister’ case only ‘does harm.’ I hope that Mr. PM, the same as any other citizen (…) would go and give some explanations. No one says that he is guilty or not guilty. Unfortunately, the prolonging of this state of uncertainty related to the highest man in the Executive, particularly at this point, only does us harm,’ the PNL co-chairwoman said.


Liviu Dragnea visits Ponta


Ex-Minister and PSD Executive President Liviu Dragnea visited Victor Ponta on Tuesday, around noon, in the Istanbul hospital where the premier had undergone a ligament surgery, according to Romania Libera.

Dragnea boarded on the Henri Coanda Aiorport at the business class on a flight operated by Turkish Airlines.

Asked by the Romania Libera journalist if he was going to visit Ponta in hospital, Dragnea said he would, but he didn’t know exactly in which hospital the prime-minister was and that someone would expect him at the airport. Shortly after that, the former official was picked up by a car and, accompanied by another person, departed for the Medipol Istanbul hospital. Romania Libera had written the day before that Victor Ponta chose the Medipol hospital for his surgery. In front of the hospital, Liviu Dragnea was greeted by another person who saw him in.

The Medic Poll hospital belongs to a former classmate and supporter of Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan, Fahretin Hogea, Romania Libera further informs.



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