Parliament Appoints New Permanent Electoral Authority Chairman

The combined chambers of Romania’s Parliament voted on Tuesday to appoint the secretary-general of the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), Constantin Mituletu-Buica, as the agency’s new chairman for the next eight years.

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Parliament Appoints New Permanent Electoral Authority Chairman

Mituletu-Buica, the candidate supported by the ruling Social Democrat Party, received 252 votes for and 127 against his nomination.

AEP deputy chairman Marian Muhulet, favored by Romanian opposition parties, gained only 127 votes for and 252 against.

The new chairman will serve an eight-year term, with the possibility of one renewal.

Among other responsibilities, AEP sets and grants state subsidies for parliamentary parties and also verifies campaign spending.

Former AEP Chairman Daniel Barbu resigned last week in order to run in the upcoming European elections.

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