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Moldova Army cancels participation in “Platinum Eagle” exercise in Romania, at the request of President Dodon

The Ministry of Defense has renounced from the participation of the Moldovan Army at the “Platinum Eagle” military exercise, after the President Igor Dodon refused to sign the decree of deployment, declared the spokesperson of the National Commander, Ala Diaconu, for Deschide.md.

According to Diaconu, the soldiers of the National Army were not allowed to participate, during February 20-March 1, at the “Platinum Eagle” joint exercises of troops from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

“The Ministry of Defense is conforming to this decision. In the future, the National Army will continue to act in accordance to the legislation of the Republic of Moldova”, declared Army’s spokesperson.

President Dodon might not have competences in this case, because the previous President Nicolae Timofti approved on 24 November 2016 the Plan for external activity of the Defense Ministry and the National Army for 2017.

Dodon motivated the refusal to allow deployment of troops to the joint exercise with the lack of an approved Defense Minister (Anatol Șalaru was dismissed) and lack of arguments in favor of the participation.

Moldova’s National Army participated at the “Platinum Eagle” exercise in 2016.

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President Dodon’s reaction after suspension: Instead of stopping the violations committed by the government, CC gives a green light to their promotion

“I regret that instead of stopping serious violations committed by the government, the Constitutional Court gives the green light to their further promotion. This raises great questions about the professionalism and independence of Court judges.”

“Those in power and the institutions they control simply do not realize the severity of their actions and the consequences that will arise. But, sooner or later, they’ll have to pay for these violations,” declared Dodon on his Facebook page.

President Igor Dodon says that by the decision to suspend him, the Constitutional Court has committed a double illegality and that his attempt to halt a serious violation of the law has been thwarted “by a so-called acting president”.

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The Constitutional Court has decided: Igor Dodon will be suspended from office

Today, the Constitutional Court (CC) of the Republic of Moldova approved the complaint filed by deputies, after Igor Dodon repeatedly refused to appoint two ministers proposed by Vladimir Plahotniuc on September 18th.

According to the president of the CC, Mihai Poalelungi, the circumstance justifying the interim presidential function was ascertained, and the President of the Parliament or the prime minister would issue the decrees for the appointment of the two ministers.

So far, Igor Dodon has been suspended three times because he has repeatedly refused to sign decrees to appoint several ministers proposed by the Democratic Party.

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A group of Democratic Party deputies demanded temporary suspension of President Igor Dodon

President Igor Dodon is on the brink of his fourth temporary suspension after he repeatedly refused to appoint two candidates as ministers.

Today, a group of deputies of the Democratic Party submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court, requesting “a statement of the circumstances justifying the interim president of the Republic of Moldova in order to overcome the constitutional blockade generated by the deliberate refusal to fulfill the constitutional obligation of the appointment of some members of the Government.”

Reminder: Although Prime Minister Pavel Filip declared he will insist on the two candidatures, Igor Dodon refuses to sign the decrees for the appointment of the new ministers proposed by PDM. Dodon said that Silvia Radu, proposed for the position of Minister of Health, would not be a specialist in the given field, and Nicolae Ciubuc, who was promoted to the Minister of Agriculture, would have problems of integrity.

Silvia Radu, proposed as Minister of Health, Labor and Social Protection

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