Cristian Diaconescu, the deputy head of the main opposition party in Romania, the Social Democrats (PSD), told a live HotNews.ro webcast on Saturday that the party would run an internal evaluation after today’s referendum to dismiss suspended President Traian Basescu. The webcast ran on the Romanian version of HotNews.ro in the afternoon today.
Diaconescu said the practice to suspend the President should be brought in line with such practices in the European Union and should be decided in court.
He also said the Constitution should be changed as its current provisions, leaving no room for maneuver for the head of state in relation with the Parliament, were conceived back in the early nineties to prevent the ascension of another “Ceausescu-like president”.
He also said that the PSD would stick to its current status as an opposition party and that its trust in the current, Liberal-dominated government was limited.