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April 13, 2021

Unhappy with Distance Voting bill being rejected, Romanians in the Diaspora ask Iohannis to dissolve Parliament

Romanian citizens in the Diaspora are very unhappy about the fact that the Parliament rejected the Distance Voting Law. The President of the Federation of Romanians’ Associations in Europe (FADERE), Daniel Tecu, noted he would ask President Klaus Iohannis to initiate procedures for dissolving the Parliament. Under the Constitution, the Parliament may be dissolved only if it rejects a Government three times.

‘We are deeply concerned about the contemptuous attitude Romanian MPs have towards Romanians in the Diaspora, manifested by the rejection of the legislative initiative introducing the distance voting of MP Eugen Tomac.

The rejection by the Chamber of Deputies of the distance voting law has not passed without an echo among Romanians based in the rest of Europe. They say that, unless a solution is offered, they will ask President-elect Klaus Iohannis to dissolve the Parliament.

The members of Parliament should take into consideration the call of Prime Minister Victor Ponta and the recommendations made by President-elect Klaus Iohannis to amend the Electoral Law No. 370/2004 and prepare a voting formula that should allow any Romanian to vote’, a release of the Federation of Romanians Associations in Europe (FADERE) states.

‘We do not want the events on 2 and 16 November 2014 to repeat themselves and, in order to avoid that, debates on the voting by post and electronically must commence immediately. We believe that both forms of voting are good for Romanians, regardless of where they live.

If the current Parliament continues to refuse to talk about the draft law on the distance voting, we will have no choice but to ask the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, to dissolve it. I believe it is the duty of the members of Parliament to create the legal framework for the observance of constitutional rights, one of which being the right to vote’, FADERE President Daniel Tecu said, according to stiripesurse.ro.


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