Iohannis: Adoption of law ensuring expression of right to vote for Romanians abroad is a priority
President Klaus Iohannis stated on Sunday in a message on the Day of Romanians Everywhere that the adoption of a law that offers the possibility to all Romanians abroad to express their right to vote is a priority.
"If we want for Romanians to be respected in the world, unacceptable situations such as those happening last year in November, must never be repeated. In this sense, the adoption of a law that offers the possibility to all Romanians abroad to express their right to vote remains a priority. It is not only a constitutional obligation of the political class to find a rapid solution to this problem, but especially a proof of minimal respect for our citizens abroad," Iohannis emphasized in the message.
The President states that he "will always be the guarantor of assuring and respecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Romanians" and that he is working on a project for assembling a Consultative Council of Romanians abroad.
"You, the Romanians everywhere, participate directly in the promotion of our country's image in the world. You are contributing to the development of the societies in which you work and live, but you are also part of Romania's evolution. That is why I undertook identifying ways in which the mechanisms of dialogue, consultation and representation can be improved. In this sense, the project regarding the assembling of a Consultative Council of Romanians abroad is in development," the President's message also shows.
Finally, Klaus Iohannis requests the support of Romanians abroad in order to "build a prosperous Romania".
"One of the commitments I have assumed is to build a prosperous Romania, that offers chances and opportunities to each of us, a country in which we can live with dignity. I...