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Constitutional Court postponed validating the referendum until June 27

On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) postponed validating the referendum convened by President Klaus Iohannis, which took place at the same time as the EP elections of May 26. The new term was established on June 27.

According to CCR, the legal ground is Art.146 lett. i of the Constitution and the Law no.47/1992 related to CCR’s attributions.

The mentioned article of the Constitution states that CCR “is watching on the compliance with the procedure for organizing and conducting the referendum and confirms its result”.

The CCR decision will be presented to the Parliament’s plenum.

According to the Central Electoral Bureau, 7,922,591 Romanians answered to the question: “Do you agree with the prohibition of amnesty and pardon for corruption deeds?”; 6,459,383 of them chose the answer “YES”.

7,923,869 Romanians answered to the question: “Do you agree with the prohibition on the Government’s adoption of emergency ordinances in the field of judiciary offenses, sanctions and organization and with the extension of the right to challenge the ordinances directly to the Constitutional Court?”; 6,477,865 of them chose the answer “YES”.

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