Constitutional Court head: Sova’s vote should be resumed

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President of the Romanian Constitutional Court Augustin Zegrean said that the vote in the case of PSD senator Dan Sova could be resumed, if the CC plenum will decide to admit the appeal of the National Liberal Party in this case.

Liberals informed they would file an appeal to the Senate’s decision on the vote through which Dan Sova kept his parliamentary immunity.

“If we ruled the Senate’s decision is not constitutional, I think the Parliament should pass other decree (…) So far, the Parliament’s decisions which have been declared unconstitutional have been revised, other decisions were enacted instead,” Zegrean said.

The National Anti-corruption Directorate prosecuted Dan Sova for three corruption deeds related to his complicity to abuse of office. Prosecutors claim that during 2007-2008 Sova’s law private practice concluded three legal assistance contracts that prejudiced Turceni and Rovinari Complexes with almost RON 3.5m.

DNA’s request was debated by the Senate plenum on March 25. The official result of the vote was 79 votes over 67, with five votes being annulled. As the procedure said 85 votes in favor were needed, Sova escaped the immunity lifting and thus anti-corruption prosecutors cannot proceed with the prosecution against him or arrest him.

 

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