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Every 5th Moldovan doesn’t trust any politician

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The most recent survey conducted by the Association of Sociologists and Demographers shows that every 5th citizen of the Republic of Moldova doesn’t trust any politician. At least, the results of t. According to them, people have been tired of early elections and are not convinced that they will participate in any electoral ballot.

“We have noticed that both the experts and the respondents are very worried about the situation in our country. People hope that parties will find a common language,” remarks Victor Mocanu, president of the Association of Sociologists and Demographers.

Although they say they are volunteers for electoral votes, 15.4% of respondents believe that early elections are needed in order to avoid the political crisis in the country. However, 33.2% of the people said they felt that no party would get a parliamentary majority.

Reminder: On February 24, parliamentary elections took place in the Republic of Moldova, where the new deputies in the Parliament were elected. Unlike previous parliamentary elections, they were based on the mixed electoral system in a national constituency and in uninominal constituencies. In the uninominal constituencies, 51 deputies were elected on the basis of the majority vote, one from each constituency.

On March 9, the Constitutional Court validated the results of the parliamentary elections, as a result of which the Socialist Party obtained 35 mandates in the new legislature, the Democratic Party – 30 mandates, the ‘ACUM’ opposition bloc – 26 mandates, and the Shor Party – 7 mandates.

If within three months of investing the new Parliament, the parties do not create an alliance, the President of the country will dissolve the Parliament and early elections will be announced.

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The Democratic Party of Moldova faction returns to Parliament

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Ex-PM and president of the Democratic Party of Moldova faction stated that the Democrats are coming back to parliament, though in opposition. At the same time, he claims that the Democratic Party will vote for the draft laws that will be for Moldovan citizens, even if they will come from the deputies from the new parliamentary majority, writes ZdG.

“We will be an active and constructive opposition,” Filip said in a press briefing.

At the same time, the former Minister of Education, Culture, and Research, DPM member Monica Babuc, will be proposed by the parliamentary faction of her party as vice-president of the Legislature.

Vladimir Plahotniuc, too, has published something on his Facebook page today. It is his first message from the withdrawal of the Democratic Party from the government. The leader of the Democrats announces that he is not in the country and that he no longer feels safe in Moldova.

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Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration is on official visit to the United States

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Today, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu, announced that he is officially visiting the US, one of the first plans since the government of Maia Sandu.

“There are a few very busy days, with many official meetings in Washington,” said Nicu Popescu.

Moreover, the official declared a special moment of his visit would be meeting with the US diaspora.

On the 13th of June, Nicu Popescu presented the situation in the Republic of Moldova to 50 G7 diplomats (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America).

The presentation took place at the Foreign Ministry of France, the country holding the G7 chairmanship.

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Maia Sandu asks the magistrates of the Moldovan Constitutional Court to submit their resignation letters

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PM Maia Sandu was disturbed by the communiqué issued by the Constitutional Court. The report issued by the CC said that the reason for the annulment of the decisions taken on 7-9 June is “the situation in the Republic of Moldova, especially the announcement of the transfer of power to the Government of Sandu and the coalition formed in the Parliament Republic of Moldova”. Note that three of the six magistrates of the Constitutional Court come from the Democratic Party.

“The judges of the Constitutional Court continue their delirium, nationally and internationally shaming the institution they represent. In essence, the Court, rather than recognizing that it participated in the desperate attempt of the Democratic Party to maintain its power unlawfully, justifies its decision only by the fact that this is the situation at present in the Republic of Moldova. I call this approach inappropriate from the perspective of respect for the Supreme State Law. The Constitutional Court must adopt acts in accordance with the provisions of the letter and spirit of the Constitution, and not based on the decisions and behavior of the political actors in the country. At the same time, I ask the judges of the Court to submit their resignations immediately if they still have a little honor and respect for the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova and the citizens of this country,” says Maia Sandu.

Romanian Judge Cristi Danileţ, a former member of the Superior Council of Magistracy in Romania, claims that the decision of the Constitutional Court on the cancellation of the judgments issued on 7-9 June is legally unprecedented.

Previously, the Constitutional Court ruled by Plahotniuc, declared unconstitutional the election of the leadership of the Moldovan Parliament and the vote of the new Government, and later instituted the interim president, after having previously decided that the deadline for a new government to vote was 7 June 2019, not June 9, as previously mentioned in the public space. These decisions have given rise to a number of criticisms and, at the request of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, the Venice Commission was due to comment on the decisions taken by the CC next week.

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