Romanian Senate lifts immunity of former PM Florin Cîțu in COVID vaccine probe

The Romanian Senate voted to lift the immunity of former prime minister Florin Cîțu, currently a Liberal (PNL) senator, as part of the DNA investigation into the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines.

Prior to the vote, the Senate’s Legal Committee unanimously granted a favorable opinion regarding the DNA’s request for the initiation of a criminal investigation in the case of the former prime minister, who is accused of abuse of office in the COVID-19 vaccine procurement case. In the plenum of the Senate, there were 90 votes „for,“ two votes „against,“ and three senators did not vote. 

The PNL senator reviewed his case with two lawyers at the Legal Committee and stated that a favorable vote to lift his parliamentary immunity, allowing the investigation to continue, is „normal.“ He emphasized that he had exercised his duties as prime minister „in accordance with Romanian legislation,“ according to Digi24.

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