Politologist Petru Culeac says the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) had an honorable conduct compared with other parties in similar situations, when fist vice president Alexandru Tanase announced his withdrawal. Asked by Info-Prim Neo to pronounce on the way the current Minister of Justice left the party, Petru Culeac said that judging by the principles of political culture, the PLDM’s administration showed high decency, giving the impression that it was an amicable divorce with Alexandru Tanase as the leaving of such an important member was not criticized or commented. “Both Vlad Filat and Alexandru Tanase showed a dose of nobleness and spirit de gentleman. They both wanted the divorce to cast no shadow on the leaving one and on the party,” explained the politologist. In the fourth congress of the PLDM on April 10, Alexandru Tanase said that even if he defects from the party, he will remain near his party colleagues with his mind and soul. Petru Culeac believes that by making such statements, Alexandru Tanase tried not to leave a negative image in the party, especially because the reform of the legal system was not completed, but Tanase, as minister of justice, was to finish what he started. “Alexandru Tanase committed himself to completing a very complicated reform, but this was practically impossible as he did not enjoy the support of all the components of the ruling alliance. Thus, he did not want to take responsibility for something that he is not free to carry out,” said the politologist. Last week, the Government named the current minister of justice as judge at the Constitutional Court. This post is apolitical. According to press reports, Alexandru Tanase left the PLDM owing to the misunderstandings with the party’s leader, Prime Minister Vlad Filat. Most of the defections from parties among heavyweights in Moldova were preceded and followed by actions and statements that were far from being in line with the political culture norms.