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October 23, 2021
POLITICS

IPP wants multiple voting to be punished with jail time

The Institute of Public Policies (IPP) has prepared a single-article draft bill to sanction multiple voting. IPP officials propose that the MPs who vote for their fellow lawmakers by using their voting cards should become a criminal offence punishable by a prison term of 6 months to 5 years. Furthermore, IPP representatives say not just the deed itself, but even such attempts should be punished in similar fashion. “We believe that a similar deed shall be punished with a similar sanction, and the new legislative proposal will allow prosecutors to open an investigation and make multiple voting in parliament into a criminal offence,” realitatea.net quoted IPP officials as saying. The organisation urges politicians to support this proposal.

On the other hand, Mircea Dusa, leader of the PSD group, announced yesterday that the Lower Chamber’s Permanent Bureau will meet on Thursday in order to apply sanctions against the MPs that resorted to multiple voting. “The sanctions are those stipulated by law, ranging from one-day to 30-day suspension,” Dusa added.

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