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September 24, 2021

CCR rules CSAT ordinance is unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on Wednesday admitted PNL’s motion and ruled the ordinance making the Senate Speaker Vice-President of the Supreme Defence Council, adopted on May 4 by the Senate, is unconstitutional, Agerpres reports. Following its deliberations, the Constitutional Court found with majority of votes that the law was unconstitutional because it violates constitutional norms on the adoption of emergency ordinances. The complaint was submitted on May 12, and the Liberals claimed that the emergency ordinance by which the Speaker of the Senate was also going to be Vice-President of CSAT, adopted by the Senate on May 4, was unconstitutional for the reason that it affected the regime of one of the state’s fundamental institutions. According to PNL Deputy Tudor Chiuariu, the ordinance is unconstitutional because it breaks article I, paragraph 4 of the Romanian Constitution, enshrining the principle of the separation and balance of powers in the state. The CCR decision is final and generally binding.

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