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Moldova Liberal Party tries to initiate a referendum to impeach President Igor Dodon

On January 16th, 10 Liberal members of the Moldovan Parliament announced they initiated a procedure to suspend the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, and to call a referendum for his dismissal.

The Liberal leader Mihai Ghimpu asks for support from the government coalition MPs, since the initiative needs to be signed by at least 34 deputies, which the Liberal caucus does not have, to be valid.

According to Ghimpu, Dodon violated the Constitution and the Penal Code when congratulating the separatist leader Vadim Krasnoselski on the election as president of the breakaway Transnistria.

“Through this message, he proved that he represents the interests of another state than the Republic of Moldova. We will not accept as chief of state a President who promotes the interests of the Russian Federation. Until now, nobody congratulated or recognized a self-proclaimed president from the left bank of Nistru, not even the Russian Federation. Therefore, we are initiating the procedure to dismiss the president”, declared Ghimpu.

The Democratic Party, which rules the government coalition, answered to the call by asking the Liberal Party to come with details and arguments at the base of the initiate at the coalition meeting. Moreover, the Democrats say they would agree to sign a request to the Constitutional Court to check on the violations of the Constitution.

Dodon’s spokesperson, Ion Ceban, considers the statement of Ghimpu rather “electoral than political” with the aim to restore the minor trust. Ceban stresses that President Igor Dodon is “always ready to come to political court in front of citizens” and ready to repeat his ideas and intentions on the present and future of Moldova.

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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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