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Culture minister to step down following High Court ruling

Mircea Diaconu will have to resign following a decision of the High Court of Cassation and Justice that banned him of holding a public office.

According to the ruling announced in the morning (Tues), Mircea Diaconu cannot hold a public office because he previously held the Senator seat and the position of director of Nottara Threatre simultaneously. The Court also decided that three years from now on, Diaconu cannot hold any public office in Romania. The verdict is final and cannot be appealed against.

Diaconu was accused of incompatibility whilst in a public office by the National Integrity Agency (ANI), a body set up to check the wealth of the dignitaries in 2007.

ANI also accused the Culture Minister of having distributed four performance contracts to his wife, actress Diana Lupescu, whilst he was theatre director.

Most likely, Prime Minister Victor Ponta will appoint Liberal Adrian Iorgulescu as the next Culture Minister. Iorgulescu previously held the position, during the Liberal government of PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu (2004-2008).

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