New party of the left emerges on Moldova’s political arena

A new party of the left appeared on the political arena of the Republic of Moldova. This is the Common Action Civic Congress Party whose constitution congress was held on December 8. The new party was founded by former Communist MPs Mark Tkachuk and Iurie Muntean. By its political program, the party aims to rapidly and radically change the whole system of public relations where the modernized economy should be placed at the service of continuous human development, IPN reports.

The party does not have a president. Its executive committee consists of 17 members who are each responsible for a particular area. Specialized groups in charge on areas, such as economy, law, security and culture, are to be set up within the party’s National Council. According to the party, the directed collective action can exercise not only effective civil control over the authorities, but can also ensure improvements without waiting until after the next elections.

In the congress, Mark Tkachuk, one of the members of the initiative group, said the party comes with a vision on how to develop the country and with concrete actions that will be subject to public debate. He suggested that representatives of other parties, the academia, the NGO sector and other groups should join in these debates so as to finally massively implement the action plan “Moldova 20-25”. According to the politician, the main task is to stop the exodus of the population. “The policy of this party resides in such values as social justice, solidarity and humanism, the scientific conception of the world and critical analysis,” he stated.

Mark Tkachuk sat in Parliament in 2001-2002 and in 2009-2014. He served as an adviser to ex-President Vladimir Voronin. In 2014, he renounced his seat and was excluded from the Party of Communists (PCRM). He then said he left politics for good. Iurie Muntean served as an MP in 2009-2014 and as deputy minister of economy while Igor Dodon held office of minister of economy. He was excluded from the PCRM in 2014, alongside Mark Tkachuk and Grigore Petrenco.

According to the Public Services Agency, 61 political parties have been registered in Moldova so far.

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