27 December 1996 ROMANIA’S NEW PRESIDENT, EMIL constantinescu, and the government headed by Victor Ciorbea inherit three heavy legacies: the outgoing regime of Ion Iliescu, the communist past, and the century-and-a-half-long cleavage between state and society. The most formidable of the three is the last. The outgoing regime proved incapable of cutting off the umbilical […]

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