The Institute for Public Policy (IPP) yesterday made public its Parliament monitoring report for the session Feb.-June 2011, which shows improved voting attendance record of National Liberal Party (PNL) Senator Crin Antonescu at Senate final votes and of Social-Democrat Viorel Hrebenciuc at the Lower House. According to the Report, seven Democrat-Liberal deputies have 100 pc vote attendance, among whom, Gheorghe Albu, Roberta Anastase, Gabriel Andronache and Gheorghe Ciobanu. At the bottom of the list stand Ciprian Dobre – PNL, 37.5 pc, Valeriu Zgonea – Social Democratic Party (PSD), 159 final votes, or 37.1 pc, Mihai Voicu – PNL, 33.6 pc, Dan Pasat – Democratic Liberal party (PDL) – 31 pc and Iulian Iancu – PSD – 30.3 pc of final votes.
At the Chamber of Deputies, the top ranked is Deputy Mircea Toader – PDL, 97.7 pc, followed by the leader of the main legislative group in the opposition, Mircea Dusa – PSD, 88.3 pc. PNL Group leader Calin Popescu-Tariceanu ranks last, 44.5 pc. Among the ministers with the highest voting attendance, Finance Minister Gheorghe Ialomitianu, 65.5 pc. At the opposite end of the scale, Tourism Minister Elena Udrea and Culture Minister Hunor Kelemen, 21.9 pc and 12.6 pc. “The PDL senators have the best voting attendance rate at the Senate too, while the PNL ranks bottom. At the same time, our attention was drawn to the unusually low attendance by Senator Teodor Viorel Melescanu – PNL, 34.1 pc attendance at final votes,” the IPP study also shows.