The leaders of the opposition’s National Liberal Party (PNL) met with representatives of diplomatic missions of partner states accredited to Bucharest, for a discussion with “a pronounced technical character” on the bill on voting by mail, PNL spokesman Ionut Stroe said on Tuesday.
“Together we established a mutual consultation mechanism for improving Romania’s legislative framework related to voting by mail. We tried to capitalise on their presence, on the similar experiences and similar legislation in European countries,” said the PNL spokesman.
PNL Co-Chairs Alina Gorghiu and Vasile Blaga, party First-Vice-Chairs Catalin Predoiu and Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, Vice-Chairman Mihai Voicu and party spokesman Ionut Stroe participated in the meeting with the foreign ambassadors.
According to Stroe, the dialogue partners were representatives of 12 states with Romanian communities on their territory. “These are states where, unfortunately, the Romanians had great difficulties in exercising their right to vote in the fall of 2014, states which also signalled at that time the difficulties the Romanian citizens were having in connection with casting their ballot,” said Stroe, who also informed that the participants agreed on a periodic consulting mechanism between PNL and the diplomatic representatives accredited to Bucharest, aimed at improving election legislation.
The Liberal spokesman also mentioned that the meeting “had nothing to do with Romania’s current tense political context,” Agerpres informs.