President Klaus Iohannis had a first reaction after the referendum on redefining family in a press statement at Cotroceni Palace on Tuesday. He pointed out that Romania belongs to all Romanians, even if they are different and they must live in a country where „imaginary danger” should not exist.
„When social peace is endangered and, unfortunately we have had enough examples in this regard in Romania in the past weeks in preparing the referendum to amend the Constitution, we need a mature approach and an openness to dialogue of all the relevant actors in the society.
The first step to restore the social peace is abandoning the speech of hatred and assuming the fact that only through tolerance we can overcome together those rifts that risk to divide us.
We should leave in the past all deposits of hatred, indignation, dark thoughts and to lead our energies to our future. Let’s make for all Romanians a country where we should live in peace, without fears and turmoil stirred by imaginary danger. Romania belongs to all Romanians. Though different, we are all Romanians and we want to move on together in a country that respects European common values,” reads the head of state’s statement.
Klaus Iohannis voted in Sibiu, about an hour before the polls closed on Sunday. He was not accompanied by his wife.