For Article 98, par. 1 of the Constitution to be obeyed, the parliamentary groups and the President of the Republic of Moldova must hold new consultations. The Constitutional Court (CC) declared unconstitutional the decree by which President Maia Sandu nominated Natalia Gavrilița for premiership again, IPN reports.
The CC on February 23 partially accepted the challenge filed by Socialist MPs Vasile Bolea, Grigore Novac and Alexandr Suhodolski. The Court’s president Domnica Manole said the authors’ request to determine if the President’s refusal to designate the candidate proposed for Prime Minister by the parliamentary majority represented a serious violation of Article 98, par. 1 of the Constitution was rejected as inadmissible.
The judgment is final, takes effect when it is adopted and is published in the Official Gazette.
On February 11, candidate for PM Natalia Gavrilița didn’t obtain any vote in Parliament. This way, the first attempt to vote in the Government failed. In the same sitting, the Socialists announced the creation of a parliamentary majority together with the MPs of the platform “For Moldova”, which includes the MPs of the Shor Party. The newly formed majority proposed ex-minister of finance Mariana Durleșteanu for Prime Minister. Later the same day, President Maia Sandu nominated again Natalia Gavrilița for Prime Minister, but her decree was challenged by the Socialist MPs in the Constitutional Court passed.