President Klaus Iohannis will address the two chambers of Parliament on September 16 at 11:00. Vote by mail and code of incompatibilities are most probably some of the topics that the president will tackle during his speech.
The Standing Bureaus of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate on Wednesday have approved president Iohannis’ letter asking for such an intervention.
“Under article 88 of the Romania’s Constitution, I would like to address a message to the Parliament. I propose the date of presenting the message to the joint plenary session of the two chambers of the Parliament to be September 16, at 11:00,” reads Klaus Iohannis’ letter.
The Romanian President also approached the vote by mail topic in his speech at Cotroceni Palace last week, on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of Diplomacy.
The vote by mail has been considered a priority of the last parliamentary session, yet the parliamentary parties didn’t manage to agree on a draft on this topic. Four such bills on the vote by mail have been tabled in Parliament.
Now the Electoral code committee is set to debate the draft one day before the President’s address, namely on September 15.
The committee’s head, Liberal Mihai Voicu said the lawmakers would meet first the representatives of the Permanent Electoral Authority on September 15 and after that they would gather to conclude the draft.
“I hope it will enter the Senate’s debate in two weeks,” Voicu said. The Chamber of Deputies is the decision-making body in this case.