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April 17, 2021

Chamber of Deputies to convene in new extraordinary session from 16-31 July

The Chamber of Deputies will convene in a new extraordinary session, from 16 to 31 July, in the extension of the current extraordinary session, the Standing Bureau of the lower house decided Tuesday.

According to the schedule, deputies will work from Thursday to next week in the select committees, and plenary sittings will be staged on 27 and 28 July.

The current extraordinary session of the Chamber of Deputies ends on Wednesday.


Citizens’ Initiative ‘No Convicts in Public Office’ clears Chamber


The Chamber of Deputies cleared, on Tuesday, 295-to-one abstention, the legislative proposal on the citizens’ initiative to revise the Romanian Constitution – ‘No Convicts in Public Office’.

The legislative proposal provides for the completion of Article 37 of the Constitution – The right to be elected – with a new text, according to which citizens sentenced to custodial sentences for crimes committed with intent can no longer be elected in the local public administration bodies, in the Chamber of Deputies, in the Senate and in the office of the President of Romania until a situation that removes the consequences of the conviction arises.

The legislative proposal is to enter the Senate debate. According to the Constitution, in order to become a law, the referendum held must be validated within 30 days of its adoption in the Senate.

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