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January 27, 2023

ACL requests AEP to verify the supplementary electoral rolls

The Christian Liberal Alliance (ACL) requests the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) to verify the supplementary electoral rolls from the voting in the first round of the presidential elections, arguing there are serious indications of multiple voting and electoral tourism, according to a release sent to AGERPRES on Wednesday.
‘The Christian Liberal Alliance sent today [on Wednesday] to the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) and the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) a request to check on the supplementary rolls from the first round of the presidential elections. The Christian Liberal Alliance believes there are serious indications referring to multiple voting and electoral tourism cases,’ the cited source reads.
ACL mentions that over 900,000 votes, namely 11 per cent of the votes cast on November 2, in the first round of the presidential elections, are on the supplementary rolls.
Moreover, the release shows that the request filed with the Permanent Electoral Authority was also reported to the Central Electoral Bureau.
ACL brings to mind that on November 2 the Alliance submitted several notifications concerning some electoral crimes that have been forwarded to Prosecutor’s Offices and to the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA).
“Ponta should distance himself from Tudor’s statements”
ACL is calling on Prime Minister Victor Ponta, the winner of the November 2 first round of the presidential election, to clarify his stand on recent statements by national leader of the Greater Romania Party (PRM) Corneliu Vadim Tudor on amnesty law and on a halt on what Tudor claims to be ‘abusive imprisonments’ and also to ask for the protocol between the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) and PRM to be nullified.
‘ACL is calling on Ponta to publicly distance himself from Corneliu Vadim Tudor’s statements and ask for the nullification of the protocol between UNPR and PRM. The rule of law and Romania’s picture are more important that the rush for votes,’ ACL Deputy Chairperson Alina Gorghiu says in a press release issued on Wednesday.
She argues that the real stake behind endorsing the PSD presidential candidate was spelled out by Tudor, citing from Tudor’s statement upon the signing of the protocol with UNPR that ‘we want law to be observed and these abusive imprisonments to be stopped; they are abusive, a disgrace. A prime minister of Romania was arrested, a deputy speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Viorel Hrebenciuc, was arrested. He might have his sins, but he has also had merits.’
Gorghiu argues that additional mention of PRM’s national leader Tudor that an amnesty law is needed because ‘there are many people unjustly imprisoned,’ is in fact the ‘main objective undertaken by Ponta via his new ally.’
‘The way in which the PSD presidential candidate is accepting the behaviour of his new partner, Corneliu Vadim Tudor, whose offensive words at Klaus Iohannis, attacks at the judiciary and the rule of law he tolerates, shows in fact what kind of a president Ponta will make,’ says Gorghiu.

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