Constitutional law expert Teodor Cârnaț said President Maia Sandu made a mistake when she designated again Natalia Gavrilița as a candidate for Prime Minister. According to him, the Constitutional Court (CC) will declare the presidential decree unconstitutional as, under a previous CC judgment, the President is obliged to nominate a candidate who enjoys the support of a parliamentary majority, IPN reports.
Teodor Cârnaț said he shares the opinion of constitutional law experts who consider that President Sandu hurried when she rejected candidate Marina Durleșteanu several hours after this was proposed . “According to experts, Maia Sandu should have examined the activity of Durleșteanu and should have formulated objections to her integrity, not to the integrity of MPs,” he stated.
“President Sandu rejected candidate Durleșteanu for the reason that the 54 MPs are turncoats, are involved in schemes, but said nothing about candidate Durleșteanu. This is a constitutional mistake. Missis President Sandu shouldn’t have hurried to nominate Missis Gavrilița the second time as the procedure in relation to the candidate proposed by the parliamentary majority wasn’t over,” Teodor Cârnaț stated in the talk show “Emphasis on Today” on TVR Moldova channel.
He noted that Maia Sandu’s decree to nominate again Natalia Gavrilița as Prime Minister will be declared unconstitutional based on the CC judgment of 2015.
In the same program, the head of the Institute for Strategic Initiatives Vladislav Kulminski said President Sandu’s decisions are correct from political viewpoint as there is a risk that persons in conflict with the law will take control of the Government.
“It is a political struggle rather than a legal one. If Missis President Sandu accepts this alliance that is very noxious for the Republic of Moldova, the presidential administration’s role will be absolutely insignificant the next few years. It is now a crucial moment,” stated Vladislav Kulminski.
President Maia Sandu rejected candidate for premiership Mariana Durleșteanu who was supported by a majority consisting of 54 MPs. Under the CC judgment of 2015, the President is obliged to nominate the candidate supported by a majorly formed by at least 51 MPs.