President Basescu wins case against Dan Voiculescu


President Traian Basescu won on Friday at the Bucharest Tribunal (TB) the lawsuit in which Dan Voiculescu brought legal charges against him for a statement made by Basescu in July 2012 in the plenum of Parliament, according to which Voiculescu would have said that the judiciary must be controlled, Mediafax informs. The tribunal upheld the other rulings of the District 5 Court, i.e. the rejection of the requests that the things said by Traian Basescu at that time to be publicly retract and publish the final ruling issued in this case. The ruling is not final and can be appealed. On July 5, 2012, President Traian Basescu said in the plenum of Parliament that “one of the spiritual leaders of the USL leaders, Mr. Voiculescu” said the judiciary must be controlled, the head of state adding that Parliament will not restore the institutions to the obedience of the 2000-2004 interval. Founding chairman of the Conservative Party (PC), Dan Voiculescu announced that very day that he plans to sue Basescu for defamatory statements, pointing out the fact that he intends to request Basescu no compensation for material damages, only to admit that he lied.

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