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USR wants that condemned criminal people do not occupy public positions

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Save Romania Union (USR - opposition) announced on Monday the creation of the group of initiative of the campaign ‘ Without criminal people in public positions’ an action through which the formation wants to amend the constitution, so that criminally condemned people cannot occupy public positions in the state.

The group of initiative of the campaign ‘ Without criminal people in public positions’ is made up of the philosopher Mihai Sora,the writer Gabriel Liiceanu, the pianist Dan Grigore, the judicial expert Eugen Vasiliu, the civic activist Valeriu Nicolae, the chairman of the Association Colectiv GTG 3010 Eugen Iancu, Oana Negru and Mihai Tudorica,members of the group ‘ Rezistenta’, Klaus Fabritius – the representative of the Democratic Forum of the Germans in Romania, citizens involved in civic actions and the chairman of the committee advocate Mihai Badea.

‘Without criminal people in public positions is a citizen’s initiative supported by USR who wants to get 500,000 signatures in 6 months to amend the constitution.In this sense, the people criminally condemned will not be able to occupy public positions in the state. Before the start of gathering signatures,two steps are still necessary: the agreement of the Legislative council and the publication of the draft in the Official Gazette.’

At present,the integrity of the members in the government is regulated by law, but not of the representatives of the authorities, local ones, deputies, senators and the president of Romania.

‘The new article proposed to be introduced in Art.37 of the Constitution which would regulate this aspect: (3) The election in the public local authorities, in the  Deputies’ chamber, in the senate and as president of Romania will not be possible for citizens finally condemned to custodial sentences for crimes done with intent, until a situation which eliminates the consequences of the sentence’ according to a USR press release.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018