Igor Grosu is the only candidate proposed for Parliament Speaker. The parliamentary group of the Bloc of the Communists and the Socialists didn’t field a candidate and announced that they will not take part in the ballot, IPN reports.
“We, dear colleagues from power, offer you this possibility,” said the group’s leader Zinaida Greceanîi.
The head of the PAS group Mihai Popșoi said Igor Grosu’s candidacy was unanimously supported by the group.
In his speech, Igor Grosu said the people voted for a Parliament that works and does not adopt laws in secret, for a Parliament that makes appropriate laws and has respect for the citizens. Such a Parliament needs to be built. He called on the opposition to be vigilant and incisive so as to defend the rights of the citizens and the national interests, but it should not try and act as the advocate of oligarchs.
Shor Party group’s secretary Marina Tauber said their group will not proposed a candidate for Speaker, but they suggest that the MPs should leave the arguments aside, should start work and should adopt laws that would improve the living conditions of the citizens.
Sergiu Litvinenco, who heads the special commission for the election of the Parliament Speaker, said the ballot will take place in the Parliament’s hall. Each MP will get by a ballot paper and will then go to the polling booth. After the voting procedure, the commission members will count the votes. A number of 104 ballots were printed in total.