CSM notifies Constitutional Court over vote in Sova case

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) notified the Romanian Constitutional Court regarding the Senate’s decision of vetoing DNA’s arrest request for Dan Sova. This is the third notification on the vote in Sova case, after the one of the Liberals and of President Iohannis. CSM asks CC to solve the possible legal conflict between judiciary and Parliament on this matter.

The Council argues that the Senate vetoed the National Anti-corruption Directorate’s request to approve PSD Senator Dan Sova’s arrest without issuing an order and after most of the present senators had voted in favor of the prosecutors’ request.

CSM points out that, according to article 76 of the Constitution, the orders of the two chambers of Parliament, as well as ordinary laws, are adopted with the vote of the present MPs’ majority, considering that the number of the present lawmakers is half plus one out of the total number of MPs to secure the quorum.

Last Thursday, President Klaus Iohannis sent a request to the Constitutional Court President, asking him to solve the legal constitutional conflict between the Public Ministry (the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice) and the Parliament, pointing out that the Parliament’s attitude in cases such as the one of senator Dan Sova led to an institutional gridlock.

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