The state of emergency declared for 60 days could mean an attempt to prevent the legislative body from exercising parliamentary control and to give a free hand to the executive and particular abuses could be committed in the period, MP of the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” Alexandru Slusari, Deputy Parliament Speaker, stated in the talk show “Natalia Morari’s Politics” on TV8 channel.
According to the MP, for this reason the PPPDA MPs didn’t vote for declaring a state of emergency. “The whole country saw yesterday evening (March 16, e.n.) how the Government voted for 30 days. Didn’t they understand the gravity of the situation then? The situation changed overnight,” stated Alexandru Slusari.
He noted that the Government not only changed the period from 30 to 60 days overnight, but also requested Parliament to adopt a relevant decision being fully unprepared. The Government should have proposed a concrete plan of measures and solutions for each sector, like in Romania, where a state of emergency was declared recently and the Government there came up with an exhaustive plan in this regard.
Alexandru Slusari also said that the state should take not only punitive measures and should offer the people solutions. “Let’s introduce a reduced work program with increased protection measures. We cannot paralyze the whole country,” he stated.
For his part, MP of the Action and Solidarity Party Mihai Popșoi, Deputy Parliament Speaker, said the state of emergency should have been better introduced for 30 days than for 60 days. Even so, the measure is late as the situation is much more difficult than it seems. “We are witnessing an unprecedented pandemic. The risks to the people’s life and health are very big,” he noted.
According to the MP, the people should realize the seriousness of the situation and should respect the social distance and quarantine. The state should provide subsidies to the persons who had to suspend work and to businesses. “As to the measures taken by banks, one should not count on everyone’s benevolence and a systematic approach should be adopted,” stated Mihai Popșoi, noting the state should also not forget about the Moldovans abroad who found themselves on the street in this period.