MEP Monica Macovei said on RFI on Monday that the party she wanted to create would operate mostly online and would not have physical headquarters everywhere in the country. Macovei said she has already founded the association, the next step being to set up the party. Mrs. Macovei said she hoped the legislation would be simplified not to have to gather 25,000 signatures in 18 counties, as the current law requires.
‘I have asked for the possibility of setting up a political party in Romania with a minimum of three members, without any geographic conditions. Today, the requirement is to have 25,000 members from 18 counties and Bucharest and a certain number of members in each county. There is no similar requirement anywhere else in Europe’, Mediafax quotes Macovei as having said.
The member of the European Parliament also said the foundations for her new party had been set.
‘The next step is a party. A different party that will operate a lot online, with a very transparent management developed by IT specialists, with decisions made also online, with online voting. There cannot be headquarters everywhere in the country because we have no money for that. I thought we should make a party for people, with less money, with totally transparent financing’, Monica Macovei also said.