Romanian PM’s execution comment sparks spat with Hungary

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Mihai Tudose suggested that ethnic Hungarians be hanged for seeking autonomy.

Tensions are running high between Budapest and Bucharest after the Romanian prime minister made a veiled threat to hang members of the country’s Hungarian minority.

Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose arrives to speak to the press after a meeting at the PSD party's headquarters in Bucharest on October 10, 2017. Romanian Prime Minister Tudose and Social Democrat leader Dragnea reached an agreement on October 12, 2017 on a cabinet reshuffle, avoiding a new political crisis three months after the overthrow of the previous left-wing government. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Romania’s Prime Minister Mihai Tudose arrives to speak to the press after a meeting at the PSD party’s headquarters in Bucharest on October 10, 2017.
Romanian Prime Minister Tudose and Social Democrat leader Dragnea reached an agreement on October 12, 2017 on a cabinet reshuffle, avoiding a new political crisis three months after the overthrow of the previous left-wing government. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

On Monday, three Hungarian minority parties signed a resolution calling for autonomy for the Romanian region of Szeklerland, in which ethnic Hungarians are a majority.

In response, Mihai Tudose said on a late night TV show on Wednesday that “if the flag of the Székely community will wave over the…

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