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Iliescu Says Bush Victory Is Win For Romania

Prague, 3 November 2004 (RFE/RL) -- Romanian President Ion Iliescu said prior to today's announcement of U.S. President George W. Bush's reelection that a Bush victory "would somehow mean a victory for Romania as well, because it would ensure the continuity of a beneficial relationship" between the two countries, Mediafax reported.

Iliescu also said during his visit to the Romanian town of Barlad today that Romania 's experience with the current administration "is good."

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