The parliament plenum has decided on Wednesday, 278 votes for and 17 against, to return to the law committees, for one week, the report on establishing the special investigation committee to check issues related to the 2009 presidential election.
The request was filed by the social-democrat group leader in the lower chamber, Marcel Ciolacu.
“Considering that on April 20, 2017 the request was filed for setting up the special investigation committee was submitted to the standing bureaus – to determine the possible involvement of institutions and/or individuals, others than the ones included in the election process and that on April 24 the Prosecutor’s Office upon the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) has requested an investigation in rem for suspicions regarding the election in December 2009, I suggest to return the law committees’ report to clarify the targets for the investigation committee,” Ciolacu said.
After the Prosecutor General’s Office on Monday opened a criminal file in rem for abuse of office and document and electoral records forgery after journalist Dan Andronic’s disclosures about the presidential elections in December 2009, the Parliament’s law committees have Okayed on Tuesday a report to set up an investigation committee probing into the same presidential ballot six years ago.
19 MPs have voted in favour of the committee, eight has vetoed it and one abstained.