Unfinished business of Romania’s revolution. Group of communists opposed to Ceausescu and seeking personal gain seized power, under the cover of the mass protests, having used army units to create bloody chaos around the country before presenting themselves as the “National Salvation Front”.As Romania grapples with endemic corruption and an economic crisis, the successors to the communists remain hugely influential today “After the arrest of the Ceausescus, the state apparatus of repression continued to fight against the protesters. In the name of defending against ‘terrorists’ this [NSF] group seized all the major institutions. They portrayed themselves as Romania’s saviours and people believed them.

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