The Save Romania Union (USR) says that the recent decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) to overrule the objection over the dismissal of Anca Dragu from the position of Senate chair shows that the current Constitutional Court is „extremely politicised,” being „so involved in the game” of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) – National Liberal Party (PNL) majority that it „refutes” its previous jurisprudence.
According to a USR press statement, Wednesday’s decision „strengthens the need to reform the Constitutional Court.” „Today’s decision clashes with other older rulings of the Constitutional Court on the same subject. That shows that we need a reform of the Romanian constitutional court, which is much too politicised by the way judges are appointed and by their action. We need a constitutional court acting as a real arbiter, not as a permanent defender of power in relation to the opposition,” USR national leader Dacian Ciolos is quoted as saying in the statement.
„Ruling 601/2005 of the CCR was also mentioned in the filing, under which the constitutional judges showed that ignoring the political configuration of Parliament as a result of the will of the citizens during elections to the supreme representative body and substituting it with a fleeting majority resulting from the dynamics of the composition and re-composition of political forces in Parliament according to factors not considered by the voters violates the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and opens the way for parliamentary instability.”