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March 29, 2023

Declic: Over 100,000 people sign petition against DNA head’s removal from office

Over 100,000 people signed the petition titled Declic, through which they support the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA)’s head and call upon President Klaus Iohannis to reject the request for the removal from office of Laura Codruta Kovesi.

“Declic notified on Monday the Presidential Administration regarding the signed petition. We will send the signatures at Cotroceni Palace. The head of state will not be able to ignore the wish of over 100 thousand Romanians who have gotten involved so far in the Declic campaign,” reads a press release sent by Declic on Thursday evening.

According to the quoted source, beside the Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM)’s negative opinion, President Klaus Iohhanis, in his decision, “must also take into account the CVM [Co-operation and Verification Mechanism, ed.n.] reports” which have shown every time the progress made by the DNA prosecutors.

“The Justice Minister’s statements made us relieve the anguish of the OUG 13 moment. It is clearer than ever that the agenda is made by the corrupted criminals. Minister Tudore Toader’s speech was not based on legal arguments that prove that Laura Coduta Kovesi, Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate has broken the law. The Superior Council of Magistracy confirmed there are no substantiated reasons,” Tudor Bradatan, Declic’s Executive Manager stated, according to the release.

According to the latter, Declic community is made up of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who live in Romania or in the Diaspora, a community which has reached the size of one of Romania’s cities.

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