Parliament will debate and vote on Wednesday, starting at noon, the censure motion tabled by the Social Democrats after the government assumed responsibility for the bill providing for two-round mayoral elections, the joint Standing Bureaus have decided on Tuesday.
The censure motion titled “Orban Government/PNL – putting Romanian democracy into private hands” and signed by 208 MPs of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) was presented on Monday in the Parliament plenary sitting.
Parliament’s Rules of Procedure require the censure motion to be presented in the joint sitting of the two Houses no later than five days after the date it was submitted.
In addition, the debate on the censure motion should take place in three days after its presentation in the joint sitting of the two Houses.
The censure motion needs the vote of 233 MPs to pass. The PSD has 202 MPs and UDMR – 30.
According to the Constitution, the government can take responsibility before the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, in a joint meeting, for a program, a general policy statement or a bill. A censure motion can be tabled within three days after the draft document is presented. The government is dismissed if the censure motion is successful. If the Executive has not been dismissed, the presented bill, amended or supplemented – as the case may be – with amendments