The Mona Musca political brand disappeared on the Romanian political stage.
Only one day after the Court of Appeals confirmed the verdict of collaboration with the Communist Securitate, Mona Musca resigned both from PLD, and the Parliament and does not intend on coming back into politics.
“Although the decision of the Court of Appeals is unjust and unfair, I resign so that I will not give reasons to others to comment . I also resign from PLD, because I do not want the party and my party colleagues to be the target of attacks”, Musca explained. She added that she would appeal the verdict at CEDO.
Among the few Romanian woman in politics, Mona Musca had the most visibility until; she managed to win the electorate’s trust, being credited as the second most popular politician.
“Although being a woman helped her, Mona Musca won her status because she behaved manly, she fough like a man in politics, not like a woman ”, sociologist Sebastian Lazaroiu said.
Musca first entered the Parliament in 1996 on the Democratic Convention’s lists thanks to her ties with the current PNL leader, Valeriu Stoica, Musca survived the CDR failure in 2000, when she got elected as PNL MP.
She gained visibility in 2001, promoting the Law on transparency as she became the person that represented the link between full-blooded politicians and the civil society.
Also, in 2004, when opposition party PSD ruled, she was the first to file a penal compliant against former PM Adrian Nastase for the “Zambaccian” case.
She was close to getting leadership of the House but instead got appointed as minister of culture in 2005 but resigned because she couldn’t work with PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu who she accused of launching the early elections’ crisis.
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