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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romanian opposition reopens debate on electoral calendar

Romania's largest opposition party, the Social Democratic Party (PSD), will invite the lawmakers to vote once again the law that entitles them to set the general elections day, as opposed to the Government as until now, and will decide further actions depending on the vote result, PSD head Marcel Ciolacu announced, News.ro reported.

He thus reopened the debate on the general elections calendar after it seemed that no other option than December 6 was likely. This remains the baseline scenario despite Ciolacu's recent comments.

Indeed, the law cleared by the Constitutional Court and returned by president Klaus Iohannis to Parliament can be quickly passed once again before the beginning of the electoral campaign on November 6, as Ciolacu implied. Once promulgated, the law invalidates the Government's electoral calendar - a retroactive implication that the Constitutional Court also cleared.

However, this leaves a short time for lawmakers to approve another electoral calendar since their term expires on December 20, and there is no broad consensus among the opposition parties about deferring the elections for March 2021 - as once implied by PSD head Ciolacu. The chances are that PSD succeeding in having the new law promulgated would lead to a deadlock.

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(Photo source: Facebook/Marcel Ciolacu)

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romanian opposition reopens debate on electoral calendar

Romania's largest opposition party, the Social Democratic Party (PSD), will invite the lawmakers to vote once again the law that entitles them to set the general elections day, as opposed to the Government as until now, and will decide further actions depending on the vote result, PSD head Marcel Ciolacu announced, News.ro reported.

He thus reopened the debate on the general elections calendar after it seemed that no other option than December 6 was likely. This remains the baseline scenario despite Ciolacu's recent comments.

Indeed, the law cleared by the Constitutional Court and returned by president Klaus Iohannis to Parliament can be quickly passed once again before the beginning of the electoral campaign on November 6, as Ciolacu implied. Once promulgated, the law invalidates the Government's electoral calendar - a retroactive implication that the Constitutional Court also cleared.

However, this leaves a short time for lawmakers to approve another electoral calendar since their term expires on December 20, and there is no broad consensus among the opposition parties about deferring the elections for March 2021 - as once implied by PSD head Ciolacu. The chances are that PSD succeeding in having the new law promulgated would lead to a deadlock.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Facebook/Marcel Ciolacu)

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