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October 23, 2021

Magistracy Council could discuss PM’s allegations, possibly notify Judiciary Inspection

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has open way towards notifying the Judicial Inspection, in order to ascertain whether the independence of justice has been affected or not by Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s statements regarding the sentencing of Liviu Dragnea, said the president of the High Court of Cassation and Justice Livia Stanciu upon arriving at the Tuesday’s plenary sitting of the CSM.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta had revealed on Monday that there was widespread discontent in the party he leads, because of Liviu Dragnea’s having been handed down a one-year suspended sentence in the “Referendum” case, and that the Social-Democrats considered the decision is “unjust.”

CSM member Judge Alexandru Serban asked on Tuesday the Council plenary to discuss whether the Prime Minister’s statements should be referred to the Judiciary Inspection.

The CSM leadership said they had learned of these statements on Tuesday morning and that they would look into the case.

CSM vice-president Bogdan Gabor said the Prosecutor-general had been also targeted by certain “attacks” and that these too might be discussed in order to formulate a response in both cases, Agerpres informs.


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