PM against minimum deposit to be made by candidates for Presidency

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Premier Emil Boc is against the measure of introducing a mandatory minimum deposit in case of the candidates for the office of Romania’s President, considering that it means restricting the Constitutional right to candidate for the head of state office.

„Premier Emil Boc is not in favor of the introduction of a mandatory minimum deposit in the case of candidates for Romania’s Presidency because it would mean limiting the Constitutional right to candidate.

As well, the PM appreciates that no other modification of the candidacy conditions for running for the office of Romania’s President can be brought the same year when elections are held. To this end, the PM is also against a higher number of signatures needed by the candidates for the office of Romania’s President”, says a release remitted by the Govt.

Following press information on an eventual proposal referring to the introduction of a mandatory minimum deposit for candidates to the Presidency, the Executive’s Press Office stressed that the draft law regulating the head of state’s election was initiated by the Standing Electoral Authority (AEP) and was debated by a technical team formed of AEP, the National Statistics Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Administration and Interior.

AEP informed on Tuesday in a release that the draft law on the head of state’s election „contains no reference to the minimum deposit quantum, which must be made by each candidate to the Presidency”.

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