The judicial commission of the Romanian Senate approved on Tuesday a series of new proposals to modify the referendum law after the Constitutional Court decided their previous moves in this regard, aimed at easing procedures to dismiss the President, were not constitutional.

The new changes allow the President to be dismissed by a simple majority of voting citizens, if half plus one of Romanian rightful voters take part in the referendum. That means the Romanian head of state would be possible to dismiss if four million Romanian citizens vote so in a referendum attended by nine million people.

Romanian MPs from all but one parliamentary parties have been pressing for the changes in their months-long political clash with President Traian Basescu.