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Igor Dodon convened the Parliament: “God bless, I’ll see you tomorrow!”

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THE SHORT EXPLANATION

Igor Dodon signed the Decree of Parliament’s convocation, the 10th legislature. The newly elected deputies will be convened in plenary on Thursday, 21 March, starting at 13.00.

“I’ve decided to come up with a speech in front of the newly-elected MPs, addressing the citizens,” announced the head of the state.

THE LONG EXPLANATION

Tomorrow, the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, decided to convene the recently elected parliament. He asked Parliament’s secretariat to take good care of the first gathering and to invite the diplomatic corps.

“God bless, I’ll see you tomorrow!”

According to the Article 63 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova, the Parliament meets at the convocation of the President of the Republic of Moldova no later than 30 days after the elections.

The meeting of the newly-elected Parliament will be chaired by the oldest member. The dean of age, as in the previous legislature, is the socialist deputy Eduard Smirnov, who this year will turn 80 years old.

At the first meeting, the President of the Constitutional Court is to present the report on the results of Parliament’s election and the validation of mandates of elected MPs.

The Parliament considers it legally constituted from the date of the constitutive session.

After the legal constitution of the Parliament, the President of the Parliament with the Vice-Presidents are elected and the Permanent Bureau of Parliament is formed. Within 10 days of the first meeting, the parliamentary factions will be constituted, functioning according to their own regulations.

Reminder: On March 9, the Constitutional Court validated the results of the February 24th parliamentary elections, following which the Socialist Party has 35 mandates in the new legislature, the Democratic Party – 30 mandates, the electoral bloc “ACUM” – 26 mandates, the RSO Party – 7 mandates. Three Members have access to Parliament as independent candidates.

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President Dodon: We will do our best to keep the current parliamentary majority

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“We are ready to support the Government of Maia Sandu. It is the firm position of the Socialist Party of Moldova. We will secure the vote of our faction in the Moldovan Parliament in order to implement the reforms that the Government of Sandu will promote. We will do our utmost to keep this parliamentary majority desirable throughout the mandate, for as long as possible” said Dodon after the SPM Republican Council meeting.

The Socialists would like the parliamentary majority of themselves along with the ‘ACUM’ bloc to work over the next four years. At least, that is what President Igor Dodon told the journalists.

When journalists asked about why the Socialists voted for the change the electoral system along with Plahotniuc’s Democratic Party, Dodon mentioned that he sees no problem in what happened.

Note that Igor Dodon will leave to Minsk at the end of the week, where he will meet Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. The meeting will take place on June 21st, said the on Dodon’s Facebook page.

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There are three Harvard University graduates in the government of PM Maia Sandu

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Three of the cabinet members in Chisinau have master degrees at from Harvard University. These are the Minister of Finance, (Natalia Gavriliţă) Minister of Economy (Vadim Brânzan), and Prime Minister Maia Sandu.

Newsweek.ro made a comparison of the members of the Government of Chisinau with those of the Cabinet of Ministers in Bucharest.

Source: mei.gov.md

Vadim Brânzan, the new Minister of Economy in the Chisinau Executive, is a professor of physics, yet between 1999 and 2001 he took a Masters Degree in Finance at Harvard University. From 2001 to 2019, he worked for various investment companies in London, New York, and Miami, the latter being Miami’s Logos Advisers, specializing in “angel investments,” which is aimed at helping startups.

Source: privesc.eu

Maia Sandu assigned Natalia Gavriliţă as Minister of Finance. Natalia has a Masters degree at the John F. Kennedy School of Governance, Harvard University. From 2015 until today she was a director of a London investment fund. Gavriliță also worked at the European Commission and the World Bank. She worked in countries such as Bangladesh, Belgium, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Nigeria, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), the Russian Federation, South Africa, Tajikistan, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia.

Moldova’s Minister of Agriculture is Georgeta Mincu, who holds a Master’s degree at the University of Dublin.

Source: Eastbook.eu

Nicu Popescu, the new Foreign Minister in Chisinau, is a Doctor of Political Sciences, a title obtained at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, with the thesis: “Stealth: EU and post-Soviet conflicts”. Popescu is a professor at the Po-Paris School of Science.

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Source: Gandul.info

Finally, the new Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu has a Masters degree at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and has worked at the World Bank in Washington DC.

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Angela Merkel congratulated Maia Sandu on her appointment as Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

German Chancellor Merkel noted that she would like to have a meeting with her in Berlin. The press and information office of the German government has published a press release with Angela Merkel’s address to Maia Sandu.

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By means of a communiqué issued by the Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Maia Sandu for the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova. This is what the announcement said:

“Dear Ms. Prime Minister,

I congratulate you on your choice. Courage, energy and personal resistance have contributed to the peaceful settlement of the constitutional crisis.

Your country is now facing major political and economic challenges. In your effort to pursue pro-European, democratic and forward-looking reforms, the federal government is pleased to help you.

I’m glad to meet you soon in Berlin.

I wish you good luck for the tasks that await you.

Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany”

During the political crisis in the country, Germany together with the United Kingdom, France, Poland, and Sweden issued a joint statement expressing their position on the political situation in Chisinau and acknowledging the formation of the parliamentary majority and the election of the Sandu Government.

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