Prime Minister-Designate Natalia Gavrilița said the governmental team with which she will come to Parliament this Friday to ask for a vote of confidence is “professional and upright”. She argued the reorganization of the nine ministries into 13 entities was necessary as the areas of activity are very wide and necessitate a professional approach, IPN reports.
The ex-minister of finance noted the formula for reorganizing the executive used by the Filip Government is no longer appropriate. Given the pandemic, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection was to be divided into two distinct entities because the responsibilities are too great for one minister.
“Each minister will come with a list of priorities and with a list of the necessary personnel. Later, we will reform the ministry. At the initial stage, the staff will not be dismissed, except for the political posts. Later, the number of secretaries of state can be increased. However, the general number of employees per area will not rise as we do not want the costs to rise,” Natalia Gavrilița stated in the program “Moldova live” on the public TV channel Moldova 1.
Also, Gavrilița expressed her confidence that the team she chose is incorruptible and professional and will manage to put the assumed government program into practice.
“I trust this team. Integrity is one of the main criteria according to which the selection was made. Evidently, we disused the experience of persons too. Many persons are known and proved their integrity even during the time of Plahotniuc. They are the most suitable persons for these posts. They have experience in the public sector and are respected in their areas of activity,” stated Gavrilița.
She also said that she banks only on PAS MPs’ votes in Parliament. Therefore, they will not invite the other parliamentary groups to consultations.
“We already had consultations with PAS. We will not have consultations with the other parliamentary groups as we have nothing to discuss with the group of the Shor Party that bears the name of the beneficiary of the bank theft. With the PCRM-PSRM Bloc we will not discuss because they already stated that they will not vote for us,” noted Natalia Gavilița.
The Parliament’s Standing Bureau on August 3 decided to call a plenary sitting of Parliament for August 6. The agenda of the sitting includes the giving of a vote of confidence to the government program and the Cabinet proposed by Natalia Gavrilița.