Basescu wants referendum on unicameral Parliament
The head of state said on Thursday, at Cotroceni Palace, that the state must be further reformed, an essential element being the public spending cuts.
He welcomed the fact that the Government assumed its responsibility on the three bills, which contribute to the state reformation, but underlined that this is not sufficient, representing just a beginning.
„We must do more, so that the public money reaches development programmes”, said Basescu.
According to the head of state, a number of 300 MPs at the most would also lead to curbing corruption because there will be less top politicians who might abuse their office.
Basescu explained that the reformation of legislative could cut a privileged class who appropriated special income and pensions.
The head of state maintained that, through this referendum call he could fulfill promises made at the start of his mandate aimed at state’s modernization, under conditions in which he failed to find understanding from the political class for adapting the Constitution to the country’s reality.
„I have the obligation to continue my approach by using Constitutional, legal means”, underlined Traian Basescu.