The Constitutional Court has dismissed on Wednesday President Klaus Iohannis’ notification regarding an alleged legal conflict between President and Premier, in which the head of state challenged the appointment of Vice-Premier Paul Stanescu to take over the operative leadership of the Government during August 6-13, when Premier Viorica Dancila was on vacation.
Only two judges supported the President Klaus Iohannis’ point of view. Instead, the other 7 CCR judges were convinced by the Government’s arguments, ziare.com reports.
The CCR sitting started at 12.00h having on the agenda one issue: the request to find a solution to the legal conflict in terms of constitution between the Prime Minister on one hand and the President of Romania, on the other hand, a request filed by the head of state.
President Klaus Iohannis sent on August 3 the request to solve the legal conflict in terms of constitution between the Prime Minister and the President, to the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Valer Dorneanu.
In the referral, President Iohannis wrote that by appointing another member of the cabinet to take over the PM’s attributions, Viorica Dancila has claimed an attribution that, according to the Constitution, belongs to another public authority, namely the head of state.