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Basescu: We need a judicial system which should admit it is not perfect

Romania’s former President Traian Basescu said on Sunday, in Iasi that Romania needs a judicial system “that would admit it is not perfect.”

“We need a judicial system which should admit that it is not perfect. We need a judicial system that it is aware of its own problems. We need a judicial system to be supported by political parties and which should continue the modernization processes, to increase the training level of magistrates, be they prosecutors or judges. The most important thing is that we need a judicial system in which judges, and not someone else, do justice,” Traian Basescu told over a thousand members of the People’s Movement Party (PMP), present at a regional meeting of the party.

The former head of state stressed that the process of modernization and consolidation of the judicial system should continue. In this regard, the former president showed that also in the judicial system there are “corrupt prosecutors and judges, incompetence and excessive pride.”

He said that in case his assertions, according to which the judicial system is not perfect, will displease the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), he reminds them of the latest arrests occurred among magistrates in the country.

“If tomorrow I see someone from the CSM displeased because Basescu says that the judicial system is not perfect, I remind them that a judge, even from Iasi, was arrested yesterday [on Saturday], I tell them that a few days ago a prosecutor from Craiova was arrested, I tell them that a few days ago the Olt Court’s Chief was arrested. Not admitting the problems of the judicial system means doing the greatest harm to Justice,” said Traian Basescu, according to Agerpres.

The former president also said that Romania needs the judicial system, “the same way every Romanian needs air.”

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