Law on voting by mail, constitutional


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The Constitutional Court of Romania ruled on Wednesday that the law on the vote by mail assed on October 28 is constitutional, thus overruling the appeals made by Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) and The Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR).

One appeal was forwarded by 30 senators and the other one tabled by 50 deputies.

The ruling is final and generally mandatory, while the arguments will be published in the Official Gazette.

The Chamber of Deputies passed the law on the vote by mail on October 28, while the Senate adopted it on September 19.

The deputies adopted the law in the form tabled by the Electoral Code committee that was stipulating that this type of vote should be enforced only for the parliamentary elections.

The draft passed by the Romania’s lower chamber in September was envisaging that the vote by mail should be enforced also for the presidential and European Parliament elections, but Social Democrat representatives amended it to be applied only at the parliamentary elections, while UDMR would like it to be effectual only for the presidential ballot.

While in Bratislava on Wednesday, President Iohannis informed h emight promulgate the vote by mail law on Thursday evening if all procedures are concluded.

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