Monday, August 20, 2012

Romanian Cabinet to Send Voter Lists to Court Today, Ponta Says

Romania’s government will send updated voter lists on the July 29 presidential impeachment referendum to the Constitutional Court today, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said.

The cabinet has collected data from local administrations to determine the number of eligible voters in the country, Ponta told reporters in Bucharest today. He didn’t mention whether the updated lists include a different number of voters than the 18.3 million people who were on the lists at the July 29 referendum.

The nine-judge panel will meet tomorrow to debate whether the vote to oust President Traian Basescu was valid or not, depending on the turnout.

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