Oana Florea, chairwoman of the committee of inquiry into the presidential elections of 2009, stated on Thursday, at the Palace of Parliament, that during PSD-ALDE ruling coalition’s meeting next Monday she will discuss with Liviu Dragnea and Calin Popescu Tariceanu the possibility of notifying the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) about a potential juridical conflict of a constitutional nature between the Public Ministry and Parliament, after the Prosecutor’s Office refused to send to the committee the closed dossier that concerned the presidential elections.
“We’ve decided to consider notifying the Speakers of the two Houses, because they have the prerogatives to notify the CCR about a possible juridical conflict of a constitutional nature between the two state institutions, namely the Public Ministry and Parliament, because the documents requested haven’t been handed over to the parliamentary committee of inquiry,” Oana Florea said.
She said this is a political decision and will consequently be discussed during the ruling coalition’s meeting.
“There will certainly be a discussion, just like I discussed with Mr Dragnea too, on Monday, during the ruling coalition’s meeting, considering that this is a political decision – the advisability of notifying the CCR about the juridical conflict will be discussed. Last evening, I talked with Dragnea by phone, he told me we’ll discuss within the coalition, considering this is a political decision,” said the chairwoman of the parliamentary committee of inquiry into the 2009 presidential elections.
Florea added she will take part in the ruling coalition meeting in order to explain to her colleagues that it is necessary to notify the Constitutional Court.
“I’ll be there, I’ll assert, with arguments, juridically, the fact that the two institutions are in a conflict of a constitutional nature. I believe a CCR decision would shed light into this aspect and would be useful in the future too,” Oana Florea concluded.