The PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader, Liviu Dragnea, on Tuesday claimed he was subject to an assassination attempt last year.
Asked by Antena 3 private television broadcaster if there are people who would want to see him killed, if he ever received death threats or holds information of such plans to have him assassinated, Dragnea stated: "I was subject to an assassination attempt last year, in April. (...) Four foreigners came to Romania, they were accommodated at the Athenee Palace, or so I'm told, and they stayed here for three weeks. Well, I avoided the danger, which doesn't mean though that I hired security guards or I am planning to do so."
Asked if the respective people came to be near him at some point, Dragnea said 'yes.'
Also asked what was the plan in this case, considering that Romania is not "a mafia state," Dragnea said: "But it is. (...) We are living in a partly mafia state. The parallel state is a mafia."
He also went on to specify that the four foreigners were paid "by a very famous person in our world."
Asked if he was thinking of Soros, Dragnea said: "No, I don't think of him, but he does think of me. I am not the one to think about him. (...) But I don't know if this was what it was."