The articles are of archaeological, historical and museological interest and are mainly related to the region of Banat, although some deal with Romanian and universal history as well
Jan. 22, 2024
The study analyses how the Norwegian Press presented the Romanian parliamentary election of 19 November
The author studied editorials, already translated in Romanian by the Romanian Legation in Oslo at that time, and
found at the Diplomatic Archives of the Romanian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Bucharest.
As it has promised to the United States and British Governments in order to be recognized by those two great
powers, the Groza Government, backed by the occupying Soviets, had to organize the election.
The most important Norwegian press depicted the violence and pressure on the opposition to stop meetings, the
fact that the government’s representatives banished the opposition’s ones from the polling places, how the government
bought votes on the black market, how a part of the people used more than one vote, or how the oppositions’
supporters were not allowed to vote.
Despite less important far-left newspapers, the most prestigious Norwegian newspapers concluded that the election
was neither fair or free.