The head of Romania’s main opposition party, the Social Democrats (PSD), admitted on Tuesday that his party was trying to change the referendum law so that the president remain suspended by far fewer votes than currently necessary.

“As long as we’ll have a referendum with a target that is impossible to reach according to current legislation, we’ll have one type of result of the vote… If we have a referendum where half plus one voters have the final decision, than the match becomes completely different”, Mircea Geoana said.

Geoana admitted that the “pressure on the Constitutional Court is colossal”. Constitutional Court judges have so far rejected two parliamentary proposals to change the referendum law and a new one submitted by the PSD is expecting a solution.