Romania’s Parliament approves the president’s request for referendum on anti-corruption campaign

Newsroom 13/02/2017 | 16:54

The Parliament approved on Monday the request of president Klaus Iohannis’s for the organization of a  referendum on the country’s anti-corruption efforts and the public office integrity.

The decision was taken unanimously.

MPs approved a consultative national referendum regarding the anti-corruption fight and the public statute integrity insurance, with the recommendation that the question should respect the Romania’s Constitution, the Law 3/2000 regarding referendum, the Romanian Constitutional Court and the recommendations in good practices Code regarding referendum adopted by the Venice Commission.

President Iohannis called for a referendum before in late January, before the goverment approved and later scrapped controversial amendments to the Criminal Code, which triggered massive street protests.

Georgiana Bendre

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