The Romanian Prime Minister wants to reassure its international partners

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“The Romania will remain a stable country where the rule of law, the Constitution, European and international standards will be respected, “said Victor Ponta. | REUTERS / Francois Lenoir

The center-left coalition in power in Romania Thursday accelerated the removal of President Traian Basescu’s center-right. This last Thursday accused the government of attempting to usurp the prerogatives beyond the constitutional framework and extend its control over public institutions and the judiciary.

first vote is scheduled this Friday in Parliament, where Liberal Social Union (USL) Premier’s Victor Ponta control the majority. The possible dismissal of the Head of State would then be decided by referendum within a month.

Several NGOs of the rule of law denounced days of “anti-democratic tendencies” of the center-left coalition in power has begun impeachment proceedings of President Traian Basescu. Paris, Berlin and the U.S. also urged Bucharest to “respect the rule of law” and the independence of institutions.

               

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