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New round of consultations between President Iohannis and the parliamentary parties on Monday

The third round of consultations between President Iohannis and  the parliamentary parties will take place on Monday at the Cotroceni Palace referring to the stage of the Electoral Law and the parliamentary procedures for approving the Justice requests.

“On Monday, April 20, Romania’s President, Mr Klaus Iohannis, invites at the Cotroceni Palace the parties and political groups in Romania’s Parliament, for some consultations referring to the stage of the electoral law, including that of the necessary regulations for ensuring the elective franchise of the Romanians living abroad. On the consultations’ agenda there will also be discussions referring to the parliamentary procedures for approving the requests for criminal prosecution, detention, arrest or search on Parliament members, as well as other public interest topics,” the Presidential Administration informs.

According to the cited source, the consultations will start at 10:00 with the Social Democratic Party (PSD), after which the head of state will meet with the representatives of the National Liberal Party (PNL)  at 11:00;  the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) at 12:00;  the Conservative Party  (PC) at 15:00;  the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) at 16:00 and the parliamentary group of national minorities at 17:00.


President Iohannis: We must make sure new Parliament fully cooperates with Judiciary


“The financing of the parties and of the election campaigns must be fair and open. Romanians abroad must have their voting right guaranteed. The reform of the electoral system must guarantee the presence of candidates concerned about the correct management of the public funds, who truly represent the citizens. Moreover, we must make sure the next Parliament will fully cooperate with the Judiciary. On Monday, I will start a new series of consultations on these matters with the parties and political forces represented in the Parliament,” the President wrote on Thursday on his Facebook page.

According to the Presidential Administration, the consultations will also focus on the parliamentary procedures for approving the prosecutors’ requests to investigate, detain, arrest or search members of the Parliament.


Vasile Blaga to head PNL delegation at Monday’s consultations at presidential palace


The National Liberal Party (PNL) co-president, Vasile Blaga, deputy prime-chairmen Catalin Predoiu and Ludovic Orban, deputy chairman Mihai Voicu and general secretaries Marian Petrache and Gheorghe Flutur, are part of the delegation the liberals will present on Monday to the Cotroceni Palace for consultations with president Klaus Iohannis.

According to a release sent Agerpres on Thursday by the PNL, co-president Alina Gorghiu will not attend the consultations due at the presidential palace since she will be from April 19 to 26 to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the United States, as a member of Romania’s delegation.


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