Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu is arguing that the legislative proposal of the National Liberal Party (PNL) for open vote on justice petitions 48 hours of submission is part of a demarche that in the end would lead to disbanding Parliament. "The proposal is part of a demarche that in the end would probably lead to disbanding Parliament in their view. Little by little, their view would grow to Parliament is a useless institution. Parliament is already the target of permanent PNL attacks and probably such is the level of political, democratic and Liberal culture of today's PNL that they come up with proposals that advocate the idea that today's Parliament is a useless institution: what's the use of voting, what's the use of debating, when we could get rid of it because it is an encumbrance," Tariceanu said Tuesday at Parliament Palace.
PNL on Tuesday tabled a bill with the Standing Bureau of the chamber of Deputies amending the chamber's regulation mainly by making the vote on justice petitions submitted to it an open vote so that everybody may see who votes and how and mandatory within 48 hours of submission, at the longest. PNL floor leader Eugen Nicolaescu argued the current deadlines are too long and many times they are missed because of the wish of the majority.