People’s Movement Party (PMP) asks the Government to also take into account other measures for the organization of the next elections in Diaspora, in addition to the extension of the voting process to 3 days, the party’s Chairman Eugen Tomac stated.
“I asked PM Viorica Dancila for a meeting in order to present her the solutions that PMP has identified to provide unrestricted and non-discriminatory access of the Romanians from abroad to the presidential elections to take place in November. We appreciate that the legislative changes agreed by the specialized Committee for the electoral laws do not solve all the problems identified by PMP in the electoral process and there is a premise that the failure in organizing the EP elections in Diaspora will be repeated”, Tomac wrote on Facebook.
He said that People’s Movement Party initiated, since 2016 until today, several legislative amendments to ease Romanians’ access to the democratic process from Romania, wherever they are. These initiatives are related to introducing the voting by correspondence and the electronic voting for different types of elections. On June 6, this year, PMP has submitted an initiative to the Parliament, by which it asked for the elections to be organized in more days for Diaspora.
“Last month, the specialized Committee for the electoral laws appropriated PMP’s proposals on establishing an electoral register for the Romanians abroad, voting in advance in Diaspora for the presidential elections and extending the possibility to vote by correspondence in the same electoral ballot. I believe that PMP’s expertise regarding the improvement of the access of Romanians to voting, which we are willing to share with the Government, can contribute in increasing the democratic legitimacy of the elected politicians and the Romanians’ trust in the Romanian political institutions”, Tomac said.
The law regarding the voting in Diaspora was approved by the Parliament on July 3.