Mircea Diaconu and Vadim Tudor’s candidacies for EP rejected by BEC


The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) on Wednesday rejected the candidacies of actor Mircea Diaconu and Greater Romania party (PRM) leader Crneliu Vadim Tudor in the elections for the European Parliament, scheduled for May 25 this year, BEC spokesman Marian Muhulet announced. On March 26, Mircea Diaconu submitted to BEC his candidate file and lists of supporters, seeking to enter the European elections as an independent candidate, after he resigned from the National Liberal Party (PNL). The National Integrity Agency (ANI) sent to BEC, also on March 26, a note about Mircea Diaconu not meeting the legal conditions to validate his candidacy for the EP, as he is in a state of incompatibility. The admission or rejection of bids by BEC will be decided until April 5 and contestations can be filed until April 10 at latest. Candidacies remain definitive on April 16 at latest.
As far as the PRM leader is concerned, information reveals the fact that he hasn’t succeeded in collecting the necessary number of signatures from his supporters, Realitatea TV informs. Vadim Tudor announced he will challenge the decision in court.
Vadim Tudor is denying the reasons claimed by BEC representatives, saying one cannot speak about irregularities for his list of signatures, romania tv informs. Vadin Tudor says he is the victim of political persecution: “It is a shame what is going on. You are witnessing another offensive coming from Victor Ponta against his political aversaries. Is they believe they can chain down a man like me, well, they are wrong.” Vadim Tudor said yesterday.
Digi 24 reports that the candidacy of the self-proclaimed PRM leader Gheorghe Funar, for the same reason related to signatures.
We remind our readers that the Bucharest Court of Appeals rejected on Monday the contestation filed by Gheorghe Funar against Vadim Tudor, claiming he is not entitled to run for European parliament on behalf of PRM.

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