Parliament of Romania

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Parliament of Romania
Parlamentul României
6th Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesSenatul
Camera Deputaţilor
Leadership
Titus Corlățean
Acting, Social Democratic Party
Since 19 December 2008
Marcel Ciolacu, Democratic Liberal Party
Since 19 December 2008
Structure
Seats137 Senators
334 Deputies
Senate political groups
  PD-L (51)
  PSD + PC (48 + 1)
  PNL (28)
  UDMR (9)
Chamber of Deputies political groups
  PD-L (115)
  PSD + PC (110 + 3)
  PNL (65)
  UDMR (22)
  National minorities (18)
  Independents (1)
Senate committees
15
  • - The Committee for legal affairs, appointments, discipline, immunities and validations;
    - Committee on Budget, finance, banking and capital market;
    - The commission for economy, industry and services;
    Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development;
    - The Committee on Foreign Affairs;
    Committee on public administration, the territory and environmental protection;
    - The Commission for defense, public order and national security;
    - Commission for work, family and social protection;
    Committee for Education, Science, Youth and Sports;
    - Committee on Public Health;
    Committee for culture, art and media information in the table;
    - Commission on Human Rights, religious and minority;
    The Committee on Equal Opportunities;
    - Commission for privatization and management of state assets;
    - Committee on research abuses, corruption and petitions;
Chamber of Deputies committees
14
  • - Committee for Economic Policy, Reform, and Privatization;
    - Committee for Budget, Finance, and, Banks, Committee for Industries and Services, Committee for Agriculture, Forestry, Food Industry and Specific Services;
    - Committee for Human Rights, Cults and National Minorities Issues;
    - Committee for Public Administration Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance;
    - Committee for Labour and Social Protection, Committee for Health and Family;
    - Committee for Education, Science, Youth, and Sport;
    Committee for Culture, Arts, Mass Information Means;
    - Committee for Legal Matters, Discipline, and Immunities;
    - Committee for Defense Public Order, and National Security;
    - Committee for Foreign Policy;
    - Committee for the Investigation of Abuses, Corrupt Practices, and for Petitions;
    - Committee for Standing Orders;
    - Committee for information technologies and communications;
    - Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
Joint committees
Standing Committees
  • - The Committee on European Affairs;
    - The former Committee for European Integration;
    - The Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the exercise of parliamentary control over the activity of the Romanian Intelligent Service;
    - The Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the exercise of parliamentary control over the activity of the Foreign Intelligent Service;
    - The Parliamentary Committee for the control of the implementation of the Law no.42/1990 for honoring the martyr heroes and granting rights to their successors, to the persons wounded in, and to the fighters for the victory of the Revolution of December 1990;
    - The Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the statute of the Senator and Deputy, and organizing and functioning of the joint sessions of the Chambers;
    - The Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the relation with UNESCO

Special committees
  • - The Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the elaboration of the legislative proposal regarding the election of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, of the President of Romania, of the authorities of the public local administration, financing of the elections campaign, and the election of the members of the European Parliament;
    - The Joint Special Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the control of the budget execution of the Court of Accounts during the year 2003;
    - The Joint Special Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for establishing the antenna times for the election of the Romanian Members of the European Parliament;
    - The Joint Special Standing Committee of Parliament for the antenna times for the national referendum regarding the introduction of the uninominal election of the members of the Parliament of Romania

Inquiry committees
  • - The parliamentary inquiry committee for investigations and clarifying the status of the bank accounts of Nicolae Ceauşescu;
    - The parliamentary inquiry committee for investigations and clarifying the activity of ICE Dunărea;
    - The parliamentary inquiry committee for investigations regarding interception of communications;
    - The parliamentary inquiry committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate regarding the Bordei Park;
    - The parliamentary inquiry committee for investigations and clarifying the spending way of the money obtained as a 2% quota from the privatization value, destined to the building of social housing, as established by the article 44, 2nd paragraph of the Law 10/2001 regarding the judiciary regime of the buildings abusively acquired by the state in the period 6 March 1945 - 22 December 1989, republished
Elections
1992 - 2008: Closed list, D'Hondt method
since 2008: Mixed member proportional representation
1992 - 2008: Closed list, D'Hondt method
since 2008: Mixed member proportional representation
Senate last election
30 November 2008
Chamber of Deputies last election
30 November 2008
Meeting place
Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest
Website
http://www.parlament.ro/


The Parliament of Romania is made up of two parts: the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. Under 2003, they had identical powers, and after 2003, laws still have to be approved by both parts in order to be passed into law, but in some matters, one part of the Parliament is superior to the others.

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