Romania’s opposition parties will try again to impeach President Traian Basescu, beginning with a vote in Parliament to temporarily suspend him, on grounds that he doesn’t respect the rule of law and is in breach of the constitution.
Romania’s Constitutional Court lodged a complaint with the Council of Europe over what it called government efforts to disband the court, saying that such a move would harm democracy and the rule of law.
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta urged lawmakers to vote quickly on rejecting plans for Europe’s biggest gold mine as a majority of politicians oppose it and protesters hold nightly demonstrations.
Romania’s Constitutional Court upheld last week’s suspension of President Traian Basescu, bringing him closer to being ousted as he battles the prime minister for political power in the Balkan country.
Romania will probably fail to meet some deadlines for selling stakes in state-owned companies as political wrangling between nation’s two top political leaders impedes progress, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said.