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Article 6
 

(1) In case several political parties, political alliances, and legally constituted organizations of citizens belonging to national minorities represented in the Council for National Minorities wish to propose the same candidate for the office of President of Romania, they may join in making an electoral alliance only at national level, based on a protocol. A political party, a political alliance or a legally set up organization of the citizens belonging to the national minorities represented in the Council for National Minorities may only belong to a single political alliance. The electoral alliance that took part in the former elections, irrespective of their kind, under a particular denomination may preserve it unless its original composition has changed. That particular denomination shall not be used by another alliance.


(2) The protocol of establishing the electoral alliance shall be filed with the Central Electoral Bureau within 24 hours at most of completing this electoral bureau with the representatives of the Permanent Electoral Authority, and of the parliamentary political parties.


(3) The Central Electoral Bureau shall rule, in public meeting, on the admission or rejection of the protocol of establishing the electoral alliance, within 24 hours at most of the registration thereof.


(4) The decision of the Central Electoral Bureau to admit the protocol of establishing the electoral alliance may be contested in writing at the High Court of Cassation and Justice by any interested natural or legal person, within 24 hours at most of its posting.


(5) The decision of the Central Electoral Bureau to reject the protocol of establishing the electoral alliance may be contested by the signatories to the protocol at the High Court of Cassation and Justice, within 24 hours at most of its posting.


(6) The High Court of Cassation and Justice shall rule on the petitions stipulated under paragraphs (4) and (5), within 24 hours at most of the registration thereof, by final and irrevocable judgements, which shall be transmitted to the Central Electoral Bureau.


(7) The agreement to break up the protocol of establishing an electoral alliance shall be filed in writing with the Central Electoral Bureau no later than 4 days at most prior to the date when the deadline for the submission of candidatures expires.


(8) The provisions of paragraphs (3) – (6) shall apply accordingly to the agreement to break up the protocol of establishing an electoral alliance.