Liberals filed criminal complaint against Dragnea over denial to summon extraordinary session
Liberal deputy Dan Vilceanu has filed a criminal complaint againts PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea to the Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday, accusing the SocDem leader he denied to summon an extraordinary session of the Parliament to tackle the Diaspora protest of August 10 and the African swine fever. The complaint is also signed by the National Liberal Party vice-president, Raluca Turcan.
„The citizens must find out that the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies (editor note: Liviu Dragnea) is not observing the law. 113 deputies asked for an extraordinary session to discuss urgent matters for Romania, the events of August 10 and the African swine fever, but Mr. Dragnea and PSD didn’t like these topics,” Vilceanu argued, adding the extraordinary session has been denied despite the legal procedure had been met.
The opposition parties have gathered signatures to call for an extraordinary Chamber of Deputies session, following the violent events on August 10, but the Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Liviu Dragnea, has delegated his attributions, for one day, to one of the deputy speakers. However, the Standing Bureau has rejected the request on various reasons.
Deputy speaker Carmen Mihalcescu, who is replacing Dragnea, argued that the extraordinary session of the Parliament cannot be convened for the request doesn’t observe the Chamber regulation and some signatures of the deputies are either “different” or “copied”.
She said that some MPs could not physically sign the petition as they were on holiday abroad. “Other signatures have been copied from a previous draft law,” she added.
PNL Chairman, Ludovic Orban, argued that Liviu Dragnea “has made a supreme gesture of cowardliness and lack of responsibility” by revealing that deputy speaker Carmen Mihailescu, the person delegated to replace Dragnea for one day at the helm of the Chamber of Deputies, is in fact the wife of Horia Mihalcescu, Dragnea’s adviser. More details here.