Acting Prime Minister Aureliu Ciocoi voiced hope that he will hold the post during a short period of time as the Republic of Moldova needs a fully-fledged government. “The interim mandate of a government makes this unable to effectively and efficiently manage the state affairs,” stated Aureliu Ciocoi, answering journalists’ questions.
The interim government does not have the right to adopt particular decisions: it cannot adopt international treaties that imply financial commitments, cannot adopt new policies and strategies or a memorandum with the IMF that is needed by Moldova, said Aureliu Ciocoi, being quoted by IPN.
He noted that it was decided to put off the Cabinet meetings until the Constitutional Court pronounces on the mandate of the interim government. “The legal framework is restrictive when it goes to an interim government.”
Aureliu Ciocoi was named acting Prime Minister by a decree signed by President Maia Sandu on December 31, 2020.