Eduard Hellvig, who on Monday got the Parliament's all clear, by a vote of 498 to 15, for director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), took the oath of office before the Parliament's plenary sitting.
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The voting procedure was with secret ballots. (more to follow) AGERPRES
DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan ha called on politicians to start a debate on whether and how to keep the recently-introduced preference-voting system in the national legislation preventing any risk of abuse.
Mestan heads Bulgaria's third-largest party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), dominated by ethnic Turks.
"I take full responsibility for what happened and will present my resignation in today's government meeting," Teodor Melescanu said on Tuesday.
Central Electoral Bureau spokesperson Marian Muhulet told AGERPRES the Bureau did not receive any proposition from the Foreign Affairs Ministry to extend the voting hours in the polling stations abroad.
'We did not receive anything so far, it might have sent it to the Electoral Bureau No. 48 [for the polling stations abroad],' he mentioned.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu and Romania's Ambassador in Paris Bogdan Mazuru met on Sunday with the observers accredited to the polling stations in Paris to discuss the way the voting process unfurled in the capital of France in the two rounds for the election of the Romanian President.