Former President Traian Basescu cannot change the name of the People’s Movement Party (PMP). The Bucharest Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the name of the party cannot be changed into the People’s Movement, as Basescu intended.
The court has practically admitted the appeal of the prosecutors upon the Bucharest Tribunal against the party’s registration request.
The request to change the party’s name from People’s Movement Party to People’s Movement was filed on November 2nd last year by Traian Basescu, Eugen Tomac, Cristian Diaconescu and Dorel Onaca, as founder members.
In retort, Basescu slammed the decision on Facebook, saying he is surprised by this move and wondered if it might be a consequence of the fact that the “National Intelligence Sect had decided that only two great parties should exist.”
“The prosecutors’ action to challenge a party registration is unprecedented. Moreover, judges admitted the appeal, although new parties are set on the daily basis. We must observe the decision,” the former president wrote on Facebook.
“Would it be a consequence that the National Intelligence Sect has decided that only two big, controllable parties should exist in Romania? You fouled up, guys, we’ll run for the local elections under the PMP name and with the apple logo,” Basescu also stated, asking for the party members to readjust the signature lists for the candidates running for the local elections in June.