22 July 2021
Last weekend’s Romanian parliamentary elections will have an impact on the evolution of Central Europe in terms of geostrategic interests, alliances and defence. How will the next governing coalition manage increasing expectations, as well as restore the international credibility of Romania’s economy and the rule of law while continuing to consolidate NATO’s Eastern Flank in partnership with the USA and regional allies?
Readers are certainly more acquainted with Schrödinger’s cat dilemma than Eugene Ionesco’s théâtre de l’absurde but here is something new: Schrödinger can be applied to election results.
Never in the history of Romania has the outcome of parliamentary elections been so negatively positive and positively negative simultaneously, with frustrating failures and yet a fairly optimistic evaluation.
Observers have to deal with two opposing realities at the same time and try to understand the grounds of this conundrum.