Although the economy is growing the people of the state rarely see the benefits of this economic miracle.
I was living in Slovakia at the time of the velvet divorce. The government was openly corrupt in those days. It was indeed a kleptocracy.
From my perspective in Canada, Slovakia’s economy is improving and average people are getting some benefits. But there is still distrust of the system.
Your article suggests that western democracy has failed Romania.
Maybe it’s time to consider Tiered Democratic Governance as a future system of governance.