Romanian deputies passed yesterday an amendment authored by the Social-Democrat Party, disallowing the President of Romania Traian Basescu to arrange that the referendum on the uninominal vote system and the election of MEPs in Romania take place the same day.
Therefore if the national referendum gets to be held in the day when the election takes place, the latter will be postponed. And if President Basescu insists to have the referendum on the uninominal vote in November 25, when the Euro-elections are due, the latter will have to be postponed.
It is to be mentioned that the Chamber of Deputies is the institution in charge of this decision. As for the Romanian Democrats, they announced they would address the Constitutional Court against it. (...) (R.P.)