Representatives of the Bloc ACUM, who convoked a special session of Parliament for May 21, said an undeclared alliance that works against the people exists between the Party of Socialists, the Democratic Party and the Shor Party. Only the ACUM MPs came to the sitting and the Bloc’s leaders said the three parties should publicly assume responsibility for paralyzing the Parliament’s work, IPN reports.
In a news conference, the leader of the Party “Action and Solidarity” Maia Sandu said that by proposing holding a special sitting on May 21, the Bloc ACUM made one more attempt to break the deadlock in Parliament. They wanted to initiate the process of choosing the executive bodies of the legislature and of voting the package of anti-oligarchic laws designed to free the state institutions from captivity.
“After we also issued other invitations, including to the meeting of the working group, and these were turned down by the Socialist group, we decided to convoke this meeting in the Parliament hall as all the other forms of discussion were rejected,” stated Maia Sandu, noting ACUM is further ready to discuss these laws and the way in which they can be adopted, but if no positive answer follows, those who do not respond should assume responsibility for the snap elections.
“We are all witness to the existence of an undeclared majority alliance between the MPs of the PSRM, the PDM and this party called Shor. And this majority works against the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, against the country. This majority made the whole Parliament nonfunctional from all viewpoints,” stated Andrei Năstase, the leader of the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform”.
After the Bloc ACUM announced the sitting, the Party of Socialists issued a press release, saying they consider the Bloc’s proposal to convene a Parliament sitting now is unfounded and does not deserve being taken into account. “The parliamentary group of the Party of Socialists underlines that in order to overcome the political crisis, a parliamentary majority should be formed or at least the election of the legislature’s leadership at the first stage should be agreed,” said the party. The Socialists confirmed their readiness and interest in forming a stable parliamentary majority and a coalition government that would overcome the political crisis, in accordance with the decision of the party’s National Council of April 12, 2019.