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Orban: PNL decides to initiate procedure modifying way in which Constitutional Court works

National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Ludovic Orban states that the PNL has decided to initiate the procedure modifying the way in which the Constitutional Court works, the final goal being a bill on the structure and functioning of the institution.

Orban stated on Monday that the party’s National Executive Bureau has set up a working group that will conduct a comparative analysis on the way Constitutional Courts function in other European countries and identify the major deficiencies generated by the constitutional texts and by the law on the functioning of the Constitutional Court.

“The PNL’s Executive Bureau has decided to initiate the procedure amending the way in which the Constitutional Court functions. In this sense, we have set up a working group consisting of the party representatives who work within the Parliament’s judiciary committees and who have contributed to legislative acts of a constitutional nature. The objective of this working group is to carry out a comparative analysis of the way Constitutional Courts function in other European countries. Likewise, to identify all major deficiencies generated by the constitutional texts and by the law on the structure and functioning of the Constitutional Court,” the PNL leader stated.

“The final objective is to prepare a bill amending the Constitution and, likewise, a new bill on the structure and functioning of the Constitutional Court. Of course, we aim at several aspects ranging from the way Constitutional Court judges are appointed, the way Constitutional Court decisions are adopted, the possibility to introduce qualified majorities when it comes to certain decisions. Likewise, we want to identify the limits of the decisions that the Constitutional Court can take and a series of other aspects whose goal is to put the Constitutional Court in the service of democracy, in the service of the citizen, to prevent the emergence of Constitutional Court decisions that are taken in support of vested interests and against constitutional provisions,” Ludovic Orban explained.

 

Proposals for the heads of the PNL district branches of Bucharest were postponed for the next week

 

Next week, The National Liberal Party (PNL) Chairman Ludovic Orban will present to the Liberals the proposals for the interim chairpersons of the PNL district branches of Bucharest, sources from inside the party stated for MEDIAFAX. On Monday, the PNL Executive Bureau met at the parliament; at the meeting, Orban decided to postpone for the next week the presentation of the proposals regarding the interim chairpersons of the PNL district branches of Bucharest. The postponement was decided due to the lack of quorum at the Monday’s meeting of the Executive Bureau.

Sources from inside the party said previously that some of the names that are circulated are lawyer Cristian Bacanu, Sebastian Burduja, whose party, called PACT, merged with PNL, Antonel Tanase, the Liberal who coordinates PNL’s specialized committee for the transport infrastructure, and Tanase Stamule.

According to the same sources, Ciprian Ciucu is also taken into account for the head of the PNL district 6 organization.

On June 25, Violeta Alexandru, Ludovic Orban’s counselor, was validated as the PNL Bucharest Interim Chairperson, at the meeting of the party’s Executive Bureau; the proposal was made by the Liberal Chairman.

“I appreciated that Violeta Alexandru is the right person to make a transfiguration of PNL in Bucharest. She is a serious person, she has an extremely strong professional training and she is a person that has the ability to recredit PNL”, Ludovic Orban stated at the end of the Liberals’ meeting of June 25.

The vote for Violeta Alexandru was a positive one, even more than 600 Liberals signed, one day before BEX, a letter addressed to Rares Bogdan, asking him to take over the leadership of PNL Bucharest.

On June 3, Cristian Busoi resigned as the head of PNL Bucharest, mentioning that “the wisest thing for us is to withdraw”. He added that the national leadership of the party is also responsible for the score obtained by PNL in Bucharest at the EP elections.

Cristian Busoi was the leader of the PNL Bucharest, Victor Picu was the head of PNL District 1 organization, Anca Boagiu was the Chairperson of PNL District 2 organization, Florin Alexe was the Chairan of PNL District 3 branch, Razvan Sava was the Chairman of PNL District 4 organization, Cristian Marian Olteanu headed the PNL  District 5 branch, and Cornel Pieptea was the head of PNL District 6 branch.

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