President at CC: Parliament assumed constitutional consequences deliberately

The legislative body deliberately assumed the constitutional consequences of its incapacity to ensure the functionality of the Government by the time limits and in the conditions defined by the Constitution, President Maia Sandu stated in the Constitutional Court’s meeting centering on the circumstances for dissolving Parliament, IPN reports.

Maia Sandu said that the period of three months during which an executive was to be invested since the Chicu Government resigned on December 23, 2020 expired. By March 23, 2021, a new executive wasn’t voted in. Consequently, the constitutional consequence for dissolving Parliament, which is stipulated in Article 85, paragraph 1 of the Constitution, appeared on March 24, 2021 and the President was obliged to take into account the constitutional effects for dissolving Parliament of the tenth legislature.

President Sandu said there are the lawful circumstances for dissolving Parliament specified in Article 85, paragraph 1 and those stipulated in Article 85, paragraph 2 of the Constitution concerning the dissolution of Parliament – at least two attempts to invest a Government failed. She mentioned the nomination of candidates for premiership Natalia Gavrilița and Igor Grosu and the failed attempts to vote these in and also the consultations she held with the parliamentary groups.

“This way, the period of 45 days expired and the two attempts made to invest the Government failed. These are reasons for dissolving Parliament based on Article 85, paragraph 2 of the Constitution,” said the official.

“I realize that the dissolution of Parliament should be regarded as a last resort, when all the other ways for solving the political crisis are used up. We are now in the situation of regarding this measure as a last resort. This Parliament failed to form a Government, rejecting at least two proposed Cabinets. This approach to the CC is different by its nature. Unlike other cases, justice here is done not for one of the parties. Justice is requested by the citizens and this is the mission of the institutions in a state – to safeguard the interests of the citizens. If one of the institutions fails to fulfill this mission, the Constitution stipulates the method for doing justice to the people.”

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