Romania adopts lustration law after 22 years

Twenty-two years after the fall of Communism, Romania’s parliament completes adoption of a lustration law.

Romania’s lower chamber of parliament, the Camera Deputatilor, on Tuesday adopted a long-awaited law banning some former Communist officials from holding office.

The law, passed with 167 votes in favour while opposition lawmakers were absent, bans any former Communist dignitary and senior public servant, including prosecutors, from holding or running for public offices for five years once the law is promulgated.

The ban also covers police chiefs and deputy police chiefs and commanders of political detention centres. It also obliges all the current high-ranking officials to declare within 30 days after its enforcement if they held such positions between 1945 and 1989.

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