The judges with the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) voted in favour of the USR PLUS 2020 Alliance, announced, on Friday, the chairman of the Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS), Dacian Ciolos, on his Facebook page.
“Now you have who to vote with! The 2020 Alliance goes to the EP elections! As we expected, the judges with the High Court of Cassation and Justice voted in favour of our Alliance! The fight continues with even more energy. We thank you for your effort, involvement and patience. Together we will succeed”, Ciolos’ post shows.
The USR PLUS 2020 Alliance filed on Friday a challenge with the High Court of Cassation and Justice following the decision of the Central Electoral Bureau to reject the registration of the alliance for the European Parliament elections.
“We have filed a challenge today with the ICCJ and we trust that Romanians will not be denied the right to vote for the USR PLUS 2020 Alliance on May 26. The ICCJ decision will play a fundamental role in the future of democracy in Romania. Beyond any technicalities and problems with the law, we will move forward with the trust that this is merely a hiccup in the path of our victory. We continue to fight,” said the Save Romania Union (USR) chairman, Dan Barna, in a press release.
The Central Electoral Bureau published on Thursday the decision by which it rejected the protocol to constitute the electoral alliance “USR PLUS 2020 Alliance”, the reason invoked being that the request to admit the protocol was formulated by Dan Barna and Dacian Ciolos, who are not enrolled in the Political Parties Register as chairmen of USR and, respectively, PLUS.
Score in elections to EP, not important, but how many Romanians participate in voting
PLUS party leader Dacian Ciolos said on Friday in Timisoara that for the USR-PLUS Alliance the stakes of the elections to the European Parliament are not the score it will get, but the number of Romanians who will be mobilized to vote.
“It is not the score that is important but how many Romanians will participate in the vote. We have this conviction that the more Romanians will participate in the vote, the better it will be for Romania and it will be clearer for us, as an alliance, what we have to do. We believe that there are many Romanians who believe in us, but for various reasons have not mobilized themselves, believing that their vote counts too little, because it is not taken into account democratically,” Dacian Ciolos told a press conference.
The former prime minister stressed that he did not believe in any electoral pool that would support the alliance, but the fact that even the voters of the Social-Democrats see that they do not live better it means that there are cracks in this pool.
He noted that there is a part of the society captive to a socio-economic model developed and maintained by the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.), especially in poor areas, where PSD gives the impression that “they give money to people to live better”.
The leaders of the 2020 USR-PLUS Alliance, Dan Barna and Dacian Ciolos, were present in Timisoara on Friday, where they presented their candidates for the European Parliament elections.