Basescu on technicalities of early presidential elections: Constitution revision first, then joint resignation of President, Parliament
President Traian Basescu said on Wednesday that a possibility to open the way to early presidential elections would be if both the head of state and Parliament resigned simultaneously after the revision of the Constitution.
„We could reach a deal according to which the President and Parliament resign simultaneously after the Constitution is revised, so that we adjust to the exigencies of the November 2009 referendum, and then we can all relinquish our terms and return to a political system I found to be more efficient,” Basescu said in a statement at the Presidential Palace.
President Traian Basescu said he does not believe constitutional solutions can be found to reduce the term of the head of the state or of Parliament against their will.
„I don’t think constitutional solutions can be found to reduce the term of the President or of Parliament against their will. This is nowhere to be accepted in democracy,” said the President.