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September 27, 2020

PNL requests Renate Weber’s removal from Ombudsman office

The National Liberal Party (PNL) on Monday submitted a request with Parliament to remove the Ombudsman, Renate Weber.

“We have initiated the procedure today to remove the Ombudsman, Mrs Renate Weber. The first step of this procedure is to submit the removal request signed by the leader of the PNL group in the Senate and the undersigned, in my capacity as leader of the Liberals in the Deputies Chamber. The removal request has been submitted today with the Standing Bureau, and it has two counts, in principle. The first one refers to the conflict of interests Mrs Renate Weber is facing right now, as she is supposed to serve the state and the people while she acts against the state and the people. Basically, when she attacked the Constitutional Court of Romania, Mrs Renate Weber was basically protecting her own special pension as Ombudsman, and the second count refers to the fact that she exceeded her attributions by establishing that torture mechanism against the COVID hospitals, and we detailed on the two aspects. The request has a clear legal nature as well,” Florin Roman stated, before the meeting of the Executive Bureau of the PNL, which takes place at the headquarters of the party.

He showed that the discussions with the MPs to back this action have already started.

Liberals claim Renate Weber violated article 72 of the Constitution, regarding the conflict of interests.

“We ask you to notify the legal committees of the Deputies’ Chamber and the Senate to hear Mrs Renate Weber, the Ombudsman, and to make a report by which to propose the joint sitting of the Deputies’ Chamber and the Senate her removal from the said public office,” show the Liberals.

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