The residents of the town of Deveselu, in the south of Romania, re-elected by vast majority, in the municipal elections of last Sunday, who until recently had been his mayor, Ion Aliman, despite the fact that this social democratic politician had passed away days before after contracting Covid-19.
As reported on Monday by the G4Media news portal, 1,020 of the 1,700 voters who went to the polls checked the box of the late member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), who died in a hospital in Bucharest on the 17th after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
After the polls closed, the neighbors who voted for the deceased they gathered in the cemetery to celebrate the victory of their candidate and pay tribute to those who continue to consider their mayor, as can be seen in a video in which neighbors appear carrying candles around the popular mayor’s grave.
“We have gone to congratulate the mayor,” user Neti Andrei wrote when posting the video on Facebook. “You will always be our dear and eternal mayor“he added.
In the municipal elections held throughout Romania last Sunday the center and center-right parties prevailed by taking the mayor of Bucharest from the former hegemonic PSD councilor.
Before making headlines for voting overwhelmingly for a dead man, Deveselu was known for hosting the largest missile shield that the United States and NATO have in Europe. The Deveselu shield was activated in 2016 and protects the continent from the potential launch of short and long-range missiles from the Middle East.