14 February 2017
Romania’s parliament on Monday endorsed a presidential proposal for a nationwide referendum to get public support for the fight against corruption. It is not yet clear what question will be presented to voters in the referendum. Referendum is the idea of former leader of the centre-right opposition Klaus Iohannis, who is the sitting President.
It will be ridiculous to ask the people in a referendum whether they want corruption or not.
An estimated 70,000 people took to the streets braving sub-zero temperatures on Sunday for the 13th consecutive night of anti-government demonstrations. People have clearly said in their demonstrations what they want.
If the ruling Social Democratic Party wants to make its leader, Liviu Dragnea, the Prime Minister, then they can amend the law that prevents him from taking that office. The people will then decide whether they want him or not. This is better than pardoning all criminals with conviction involving 24,000 euros or less.