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UK comments on political situation in Romania

A Foreign Office Spokesperson spoke after the Romanian Constitutional Court's decision of 31 August to invalidate the referendum on the suspension of President Basescu.

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“The UK notes the Constitutional Court’s decision to invalidate the referendum on the suspension of President Basescu after an insufficient number of voters participated, as required by Romanian law.

“We encourage Romania’s politicians to respect this decision and work together to ensure political stability. At a time of economic uncertainty in Europe, it is crucial for politicians of all parties to preserve confidence in Romania by clearly demonstrating the rule of law, judicial independence and the fight against corruption.

“We remain committed to supporting Romania to maintain progress against the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism benchmarks. “

Published 22 August 2012