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Moldova Government appoints two Socialist MPs as Ambassadors in Russia and Belarus, ex-Democrat campaign manager in Austria

On May 3rd, the Government of Moldova approved three candidates for the position of Ambassadors in Russia, Belarus and Austria.

  1. Victor Osipov will become Ambassador in the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representative of Moldova at the OSCE and at the Vienna UN Office. Osipov also was the campaign manager of the Democratic Party in 2014 elections and the Reintegration Minister of Moldova.
  2. Andrei Neguță was appointed as Ambassador of Moldova in the Russian Federation. President Dodon’s foreign policy adviser and current Socialist deputy, Andrei Neguță, will replace Dumitru Braghiș. Neguță had previously been in the same position from 2009 till 2012.
  3. Victor Sorocean will become Ambassador of Moldova in Belarus and Permanent Representative of Moldova at the CIS institutions. Current Socialist deputy, Sorocean was previously condemned for “Abuse of power” for 2 years of prison with suspension in Moldova and for 5 years in Ukraine, according to Anticorupție.md.

The debate between the Democrat Government and the Socialist President of Moldova on the candidate Ambassadors now seems to be nonexistent.

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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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