Senator Sova’s arrest to be decided in the plenum

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Senate’s legal committee failed to reach a consensus over senator Sova’s arrest on Tuesday, so a decision is to be passed by the upper chamber’s plenum.

Members of the legal committee had a new meeting on Tuesday to debate on the immunity-lifting request in social democrat senator Dan Sova, investigated in a corruption case, but they failed to reach a consensus, as there were 5 votes in favor and 5 votes against. The resolution draft had a single article saying that “the Senate is consenting to the arrest of senator Dan Sova in the file 122/P/2012 of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice”.

The Legal Committee cast a vote by ballot at the Social Democrat Party’ s request, with 10 senators present out of 11.

Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu recommended the legal committee to present “an articulated proposal” in Sova case, otherwise, the situation is to be debated by the plenum.

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