The reduction of Romanian parliament members rejected in the Senate

The Senate rejected on April 20, 2016 the legislative proposal for the reduction of the number of representatives in the two chambers of the Parliament (300 instead of the current 588).

In 2009, a referendum took place, and the participants voted in the way of decreasing the number of deputies and senators to a total of 300. This result reflected in the legislative project of deputy Eugen Tomac, whose proposition was that the representation to be a deputy for 101.000 inhabitants, and a senator for 203.000 inhabitants.

Also, the project states that: "the number of mandates for Senate, and also for the Chamber of Deputies is determined by reporting of the number of inhabitants of each electoral circumscription to the representation norms, to which is added a senator mandate, respectively a deputy mandate for what exceeds the half of the representation norm, but not with the number of mandates being less than 2 for a senator, and 3 for a deputy."

The legislative proposition will be debated in the Chamber of Deputies, with a decisional part in this case.

by Mihaela Constantin

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