MEP Monica Macovei wrote a letter to President-elect Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday asking him to request Parliament to adopt by the end of December the draft law on liberalizing the political life, a law that would allow the setting up of political parties with a minimum of 3 members.
Monica Macovei also sent the draft law to him. MEP Monica Macovei also asks for the adoption, by the end of February 2015, of a law that would allow “distance voting” – by mail and e-voting – for all Romanians residing in the country and abroad.
“You have stated you have heard the voice of the street. I heard it too in Bucharest, Cluj, Timisoara, Sibiu, Constanta etc. and from Romanians in Paris, London, Vienna, Munich, Turin, New York and many other cities of the world. They all informed me of their dissatisfaction concerning the cartelization of Romanian political life and the fact that it is still possible to block the vote of Romanians through government levers in the Romania of the year 2014. I propose we work together in order for these things to become history, just as, listening to the voice of the people, you asked and obtained the rejection of the pardoning law and the lifting of the immunity of MPs suspected of corruption. I congratulate you for the attitude and the result obtained,” Monica Macovei writes.
“Today, I ask you to request Parliament to adopt, by the end of December 2014, the draft law on liberalizing political life, a draft law I annex and which will allow the setting up of political parties with a minimum of 3 members, just as it is in most European countries. Likewise, I ask you to request Parliament to adopt, by the end of February 2015, a law that would allow “distance voting” – by e-voting and mail – for all Romanians residing in the country and abroad,” the MEP writes.