President Klaus Iohannis says he will address the Parliament on Monday to mark the beginning of its session.
‘I will address the joint chambers of the Parliament today to mark the beginning of the first parliamentary session this year. The President’s partnership with the Parliament responds to the need of restoring the confidence in this fundamental institution of democracy,’ Iohannis’ wrote on his Facebook page.
He underlined his wish for a strong Parliament, as a weak one would mean a weak link in the democratic edifice.
‘A Parliament that lacks credibility only alienates the citizens from the politics and leaves place to doubt, resignation or cynicism,’ the head of state concluded.
The President will read a message in front of the joint plenum of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Senate at 4pm.
President Klaus Iohannis last Monday addressed a letter to the speakers of the two Chambers of Parliament announcing he would like to speak before Parliament on February 9. “As stipulated by the Article 88 of the Romanian Constitution, republished, I want to speak before the Parliament. I propose February 9, 2015, as the date for my addressing the joint session of the two Chambers of Parliament,” said the letter the head of state addressed to the Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Deputies Chamber Speaker, Valeriu Zgonea.
This will be the first message President Klaus Iohannis will address to Parliament since taking over as head of state, on December 21, 2014.