Replacement of Political Power in Romania will not Affect Azerbaijani-Romanian Relations : Ex-President of Romania
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. A.Gasimova / "The changes in the Romanian political structure will not affect relations between Romania and Azerbaijan," reported the former President of Romania, Ion Iliescu, who held this position for three terms, informed Trend.
According to Iliescu, presently the events occurring in Romania are linked with the Constitutional rules regarding the regulation of relations between the President, the Government and Parliament. "We have different rules. Unlike Azerbaijan, the Government of Romania is appointed not by the President, but by Parliament. The Constitutional Court is independent and the judges of the Constitutional Court are not appointed by the President. The Romanian President has violated the constitutional rules and tension has been observed in the Country for over two years," he said.
On 19 April a joint meeting of both Parliament chambers made a decision to dismiss the President of Romania, Trayan Basesku, from his position. Until the pre-schedule presidential elections, the responsibilities of the State Head in Romania will be fulfilled by the Chairman of the Senate, Nikolai Bekeroyu.
According to the law of Romania, when the President of the Country violates constitutional rules, the Parliament has the right to remove him/her from his/her position for a month. Thereafter, a referendum is organized and the people decide the destiny of the President. Presently such a referendum is being organized in the Country. The referendum will take place on 19 May.
Iliescu said that he does not intend to put forward his candidature again as it is contrary to the Constitution of Romania. According to the law, the President has the right to be elected for two terms.