MP Irina Lozovan has announced she is leaving the Bloc of Communists and Socialists, while also giving up her Socialist Party (PSRM) membership, to join the Movement for the People instead.
“Unfortunately, the PSRM, which was once the largest opposition force, cannot survive without a leader”, Lozovan explained her reasons in a Facebook post. She also suggested her choice would better serve the interests of the people.
While remaining in Parliament formally as an unaffiliated lawmaker, Lozovan chose to join the ranks of a populist alliance called the Movement for the People, spearheaded by the Shor Party.
A week ago, a similar announcement was made by ex-Socialist Alexandr Nesterovski. He also declared formal non-affiliation and the intention to be part of the Movement.
In mid-December last year, Gaik Vartanean was the first lawmaker to leave the Communists and Socialists group. It was reported that he would be joining Chisinau Mayor Ion Ceban’s National Alternative Movement party.