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Constitutional Court rejects PSD request to cancel December 6 elections

The Constitutional Court rejected on Monday the Social-Democratic Party's request regarding the December 6 elections' result. PSD complaint to the Constitutional Court that the presidential elections were subject to fraud, requesting the Court to allow for a repetition of the second round. After analysing the documentation submitted by the PSD, the Romanian Constitutional Court requested BEC to re-examine the invalid voting bulletins, namely 2,247. According to BEC's assessment, 1,260 of them were in Traian Basescu's favour, while 987 were allocated to Mircea Geoana. PSD considers that it is necessary for an Investigative parliamentary commission to be set up to analyse fraud on December 6, the PSD general secretary Liviu Dragnea declared on Monday. He claimed that social-democratic mayors, vice-mayors and even mere PSD members from the country receive "threats"
Geoana: I accept CCR ruling and wish Traian Basescu success
President of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Mircea Geoana stated on Monday evening, after the validation of the presidential elections, that he accepts Romania's Constitutional Court ruling and congratulates his counter-candidate Traian Basescu, who won a new mandate as head of state. 'Unfortunately, the evidence of massive frauds and investigation requests were not accepted. (...) Fraud suspicions connected to these elections will haunt Romania and our democracy in the years to come. I accept CCR's ruling and wish Traian Basescu success', said the social democrat leader, who noted that he conveyed his message to the incumbent president, with whom he talked by phone prior to his statement to the press.

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