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United Right MEPs ask Brussels for an independent investigation into elections, OSCE notified too

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United Right Alliance (an electoral alliance made up of USR (Save Romania Union) – PMP (People’s Movement Party) and Forta Dreptei) MEPs have sent a letter to the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, requesting that a mission be sent to Romania for an independent investigation into the electoral process.

The letter was also sent to the vice-president for Demography and Democracy, Dubravka Suica, and to the commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders.

„In the letter, the United Right MEPs show that on the day of the elections, pre-stamped ballots for the PSD-PNL (Social Democratic Party – National Liberal Party) electoral and governing coalition were found in Bucharest, but also in other cities/towns, such as Ramnicu Sarat, Sacalaz or Bistra,” reads a press release sent by Save Romania Union (USR).

The letter was signed by MEPs Vlad Botos and Eugen Tomac, but also by the future MEPs of the United Right Alliance Dan Barna and Vlad Voiculescu.

The document invokes „countless suspicions of fraud” in two sectors of Bucharest, the appointment of a former parliamentarian as president of the Permanent Electoral Authority, the merging of local and European parliamentary elections „without an adequate infrastructure”, the refusal to recount the votes in the polling stations where observers reported errors in the minutes, the fact that the delegates waited for hours in the heat to hand over the bags with votes to the Electoral Bureaus, the suspension of the electoral process in 22 counties, over one million votes annulled, but not yet registered in the central electronic platform.

USR MP Iulian Bulai, leader of the ALDE group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has notified the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe about the „poor organization of the June 9 elections and the suspicions of fraud” in several polling stations.

„USR has repeatedly requested the admission of the recount of votes in the polling stations with serious suspicions of fraud and wrong writings in the minutes. At the few polling stations where the recount was accepted, the result of the recount confirms USR’s accusations that PSD and PNL want to steal the votes of Romanians. In Bucharest’s Sector 2, from the recount of only two polling stations, 294 more votes resulted for the United Right candidate. In Bucharest’s Sector 1, there was a re-election in a single polling station and 187 votes resulted in favour of the United Right candidate, given that 80 requests for re-election were submitted,” the USR press release reads.

AGERPRES

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