PNL has referred to the Constitutional Court a request to invalidate Liviu Dragnea’s mandate of Deputy, arguing the PSD leader had been sentenced for offenses during an electoral process, an unconstitutional issue.
The Liberals claim in the request that the mandate of Deputy for Liviu Dragnea should not have been validated by the Validation Committee in 2016, because he allegedly did not meet the legal conditions. More precisely, PNL says Liviu Dragnea lost in 2016 the right to elect and to be elected, following the sentence in the ‘Fraud at the Referendum’ file, adevarul.ro reports.
Furthermore, the sentence in this file reads that Liviu Dragnea was sentenced to two years, suspended sentence, for the offense of influence and authority peddling by a person in a leading position held with a political party, in view of obtaining undue benefits for himself or for another.
Actually, the 5-judge panel has doubled the punishment ruled by the first court. The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) has also ruled on a trial period of 3-4 years for the PSD leader. On the other hand, Liviu Dragnea did not lose the right to vote and to be elected. However, he is to pay RON 550 as court costs.