Klaus Iohannis has been the President of Romania since 2014. Just when his term is about to end, there are talks of suspending the president. Internet gambling sites in Romania predict 5/1 odds for Klaus Iohannis’ suspension to be ruled by the parliament before December 31, 2018. This prediction is not completely baseless because of recent events.
Klaus Iohannis’ Near Miss Suspension
It is mandatory for a president to follow the court’s verdict lest he would be subjected to suspension.
The President of Romania almost got suspended in June 2018. According to online gambling news in Romania, leaders of the Social Democratic and the Liberal Party threatened to suspend Klaus Iohannis because the president was not abiding to the law.
President Iohannis refused to follow Romania’s Constitutional Court’s order to dismiss prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi of the National Anticorruption Directorate. However, it is mandatory for a president to follow the court’s verdict lest he would be subjected to suspension.
In the end, President Iohannis complied with the law and fired prosecutor Kovesi. This action saved his position as a president. What about the near future? If you think that he would still get opposed, then bet on Klaus Iohannis’ suspension!
Steps of Getting A President Suspended in Romania
It’s not so easy to suspend a president of one country. The power rests with the majority vote in the parliament. If the majority approves of the suspension, Senate President Calin Popescu Tariceanu would become interim president in place of Klaus Iohannis (5/1).
That’s not the end of all the steps. After the parliament’s decision, a nationwide referendum has to occur within 30 days. Romania also needs its people to agree. So when betting on Klaus Iohannis’ suspension, keep in mind that all of these procedures must occur.
Would You Bet on Klaus Iohannis’ Suspension?
The betting odds for Klaus Iohannis’ suspension are at 5/1. It is higher than the odds for the president to naturally finish his term (1/20). Whatever you predict for the future of Romania, you can bet on the politics at Unibet Sportsbook!