PNL wants to dissolve Constitutional Court

National Liberal Party Vice President Teodor Melescanu said last week at the Liberal Youth’s summer school that his party proposes in a constitutional reform project to dissolve the Constitutional Court. “In our project, we propose the elimination of the Constitutional Court, starting from the idea that its activity must be truly depoliticised, which doesn’t seem to serve many people’s interest, and the transmission of all Constitutional Court duties to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, where judges are independent,” Melescanu said. He added that the Constitutional Court elimination idea was launched by the Liberals in a constitutional reform project they passed in 2005 and underlined that the principle would be resumed in the current project that Liberal leaders are working on. The project is not yet complete but when it is, it will be presented to a parliamentary constitutional review commission. Replying to PNL’s proposal, Democrat Liberal MEP Cristian Preda said Melescanu is suggesting the elimination of the Constitutional Court after he failed to get elected for a judge position in the body. “Three months ago, he was PNL’s candidate for a Constitutional Court judge seat. He did not win this seat. I hope the party led by Crin Antonescu will not start asking for the elimination of all the institutions Liberals lose in a vote,” Preda wrote on his blog.

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