Moldovan Parliament Dismissed National Government
OREANDA-NEWS. The Parliament of Moldova at a meeting on November 12 voted non-confidence in the government of Maia Sandu. Parliament speaker Zinaida Greceanii reported that the decision was approved with 63 votes out of 101.
The Socialist Party of Moldova initiated parliamentary consideration of a vote of non-confidence in the government of Sandu. It was also supported by deputies of the Democratic Party. The Shor faction and both factions of the ACUM bloc refused to vote.
This is the fourth time in the history of Moldova when the government resigns due to a vote of non-confidence in the parliament.
Earlier, the Moldovan Parliament adopted a decree according to which the special commission under the Ministry of Justice should have chosen the candidates. However, the Minister of Justice Olesea Stamate canceled the results of the contest, as she had doubts about the objectivity of the members of the selection committee and the integrity of the candidates. Prime Minister Sandu pledged to Parliament to select candidates for the post of Attorney General. The Socialist Party accused the Prime Minister of violating the agreement and attempting to provoke the resignation of the government.
The President of Moldova Igor Dodon has repeatedly stated that he is ready to support reshuffles in the government, if they are necessary to increase the efficiency of the cabinet. He noted that he was dissatisfied with the work of some ministers.In early June, the political situation in the country worsened again. The pro-Russian Socialist Party and the pro-European bloc ACUM formed a parliamentary majority on June 8, and after three months the country received a new government. However, the Vice-Chairman of the ruling Democratic Party, Pavel Filip, wanted to call early elections for September 6th. A few days later, the Democratic Party announced that the government of Filip voluntarily resigned. The Moldovan Constitutional Court officially recognized the new government on June 15.