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Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

Ion PREAŞCĂ

20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Constitution should be adapted to political and social realities, Doctor of Law

The stability needed by a Constitution must be correlated with the possibility of adapting it to the new political and social realities and removing the shortcomings that appear meanwhile, considers Doctor of Law Ion Guceac, university teacher, scientific secretary general of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.
Info-Prim Neo, 11 December 2009, 14:51

The professor says the initiation of a constitutional reform becomes inevitable when the political class cannot reach a consensus, Info-Prim Neo reports, quoting an analysis by Ion Guceac.

Ion Guceac says the revision of the Constitution should not be interpreted as a caprice or vainglory, but rather as an opportunity because every constitutional development stage in a country includes a starting point, a period of ascent and a period of decline or transformation.

The professor also said that any initiative to review the Constitution must be accompanied by arguments. "Regretfully, the Constitution of Moldova does not specify the form and content of the document whereby the necessity and opportunity of amending the Constitution can be explained. Article 141, paragraph 2 suggests that the intention to review the Constitution should be materialized in draft constitutional laws, not as in other European states," the author says.

Ion Guceac reminds that an attempt was made in Moldova to abrogate the Constitution. "The process was initiated by the Moldovan President's initiative of February 12, 2003, when there was published the Moldovan authorities' proposal to solve the Transnistrian conflict on the basis of a new Constitution that would legalize the future reunified state's federal system," Guceac said.

According to him, attempts to implement constitutional reforms can be expected every time

the political payers realize the necessity of making such changes. He said that such trends are natural as the political and social situation changes and the juridical reality should adapt itself to theses changes.

"At the same time, it is our duty to warn when there is a danger that the constitutional norms may be distorted by planned reform, fraud or violation of the constitutional texts. This runs counter to the principles of a state of law to which Moldova aspires," Ion Guceac said.



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iannn, 4 January 2010, 9:13
The constitution is not the mandate of any one individual. It belongs to the people and needs guarding from moves to concentrate power to the few over the many.
The political class need always to be acountable to parliament and a free press. Thje judicial process needs to be kept apart from the political process; dangers here in corrupt nepotism abound.
All public official's need to have transparent incomes to counteract the disease of corruption. State law if made by state officials is no more than gulag fodder; it must be debated in open forum to ensure justice. Never allow abuses of human rights; state repression love's fear; object to this at every juncture of life with vigour.
Well, have a nice day;
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