Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Romania’s Constitutional Court Clears Ungureanu’s Government

Romania’s Constitutional Court said the appointment of the new government is legal, rejecting a challenge by the opposition, one of the judges said.

The nine-judge court panel unanimously ruled in favor of Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu’s cabinet, which passed a vote in Parliament on Feb. 9, saying the vote was constitutional, judge Acsinte Gaspar said in a phone interview today.

The opposition Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Party challenged the appointment in court, citing illegal procedural grounds after their members boycotted the vote.

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