Constitutional Court to debate notifications on Dan Sova on April 8

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Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) agreed on Friday to discuss on April 8 the notifications sent by President Klaus Iohannis and by PNL regarding the constitutional legal conflict resolution in connection with the Senate’s vote for the go-ahead declaration on the apprehension and arrest of Dan Sova.

The date was brought forward after initially the CC announced to discuss the notification on April 22.

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday 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.

According to a press release issued by the Presidential Administration, the head of state says that the Parliament failed to align the legal provisions with the Constitution regarding the necessary majority to adopt the arrest requests and this caused the justice activity’s blocking.

The National Liberal Party informed after the vote on Sova that it considers challenging the decision on Sova at the Constitutional Court.

New protests against the Senate’s vote

About 100 persons gathered again in Universitate square on Friday night to protes against the veto against DNA’s request to arrest Sova. Some hundreds persons also staged similar protests against the lawmakers’ immunity.

They were chanting “We want justice”, “No immunity”, “Parliament-shelter for the upscale inmates”, “The Parliament of shame”.

100 persons protested on Wednesday night as well on the same topic.

 

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