Calin Popescu-Tariceanu (PNL): Constitution needs more changes

Leader of parliamentary group of the National Liberal Party (PNL, in opposition) in the Chamber of Deputies Calin Popescu-Tariceanu stated on Monday, at the end of the meeting of the reunited standing bureaus of the two chambers, that the Liberals agreed the postponement of the establishment of a Constitution revision commission because “more changes have to be brought to the fundamental Law”.

“We are against the unicameral system. We wish to maintain the two-chamber system”, reiterated the Liberal leader. Calin Popescu-Tariceanu underlined that the reduction in the lawmakers number can be regulated through an organic law and not by changing the Constitution. The leader of PNL parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies also pointed out the need of organizing a public debate on the Constitution revision.

“Under conditions in which, after the consultation of all parliamentary parties, we draw the joint conclusion that we need the Constitution revision and reach an accord on the most important items, PNL wishes to take part in a serious debate, able to coagulate the opinion of a high number of citizens, and not as it happened with the referendum, when there was no debate, no information on the consequences of transforming the two-chamber system into the unicameral one”, stressed the Liberal leader.

The reunited standing bureaus of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate decided in their Monday meeting to postpone the setting up of the parliamentary commission for the Constitution revision. Democrat-Liberals (PD-L, at rule) came up with the proposal of setting up such a commission but, during the reunited standing bureaus meeting, the representatives of the Liberals and Social Democrats (PSD, in opposition) voted against.

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