Igor Dodon: Democratic Party is not in power

The Democratic Party is an opposition party and does not form part of the government, said President Igor Dodon, the informal leader of the Party of Socialists that, together with the PDM, voted in the Cabinet led by Ion Chicu, IPN reports.

President Dodon explained that the chairmanship of the parliamentary commission on security was always held by opposition parties and this commission is now headed by Democratic MP Alexandru Jizdan. “This commission is led by a representative of the opposition. The Democratic Party is in the opposition and does not form part of the government,” he stated in the RTR Moldova talk show “Friday with Anatolie Golea”.

He also reiterated his position that if snap parliamentary elections are necessary, these should be held according to the current proportional representation system.

Igor Dodon said the Constitutional Court next January will pass judgment over a request to annul the mixed electoral system made by MPs. “I hope the decision will provide that the elections should be held under the electoral system existing at present. In August, we modified the electoral system,” he stated.

As regards the new parliamentary elections in Hâncești, President Dodon said the Party of Socialists will definitely provide a candidate there.

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