The formalized parliamentary majority consisting of 53 MPs reiterated its support for their candidate for Prime Minister Vladimir Golovatiuc. It also expressed its disagreement with the dissolution of Parliament and stated its readiness to have consultations for possibly identifying another candidate, IPN reports.
The head of the Socialist parliamentary group Corneliu Furculiță said the Constitutional Court judgment of January 18, 2021 says the dissolution is possible only if the inactivity is imputable to Parliament, not yet to other public authorities and political players.
“As a justifiable impediment clause, we note that if the majority’s candidate is unable to hold the given status, if this gives up or in other force majeure situations, the parliamentary majority will identify and will immediately propose another candidate for Prime Minister. Finally, we invite the political payers to a constructive dialogue so as to take decisions with a constitutional support,” stated the Socialist MP.
After he read the statement, Corneliu Furculiță announced that the Socialist group will not attend the Parliament’s sitting.
Later, the secretary of the group of the Shor Party Marina Tauber said that For Moldova will also leave the assembly hall.
In the absence of a quorum, Speaker Zinaida Grechanyi declared the sitting closed. The MPs will come together for a new sitting on March 26, starting at 10am.
A lack of quorum was ascertained in Parliament after the MPs of the Party of Socialists and the For Moldova platform, which includes the MPs of the Shor Party, left the assembly hall. They said they do not want to take part in the examination of the government program and the Cabinet proposed by candidate for Prime Minister Igor Grosu. Speaker Zinaida Grechanyi said the subject concerning the voting in of the Grosu Government is considered dealt with. This is the second attempt to vote in the Government. Under the law, after it Parliament is dissolved and snap parliamentary elections are called.