Opposition certain PCRM did not find missing vote

The three Opposition parties that hold together 41 seats in the Parliament – the PL, PLDM and AMN – are sure that the Communist Party (PCRM) did not find “the golden vote” needed to elect the head of state.
Info-Prim Neo, 20 May 2009, 11:52

2009-05-20/10:21/ Chisinau (IPN) Before today’s sitting, where the Parliament is to elect the president of Moldova, the leader of Moldova Noastra Alliance (AMN) Serafim Urecheanu expressed his conviction that the PCRM did not find the missing vote, which is rather an accursed and damned vote. He also said that the new president will be elected at rerun elections, when there will be other candidates for presidency. The AMN leader added he also would like to be a candidate.

The president of the Liberal Party (PL) Mihai Ghimpu said that the election campaign and elections have ended long ago and it is clear that the parliamentary group of the PCRM does not have the vote it needs to choose the head of state.

The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) Vlad Filat said that none of the MPs from his group will take part in the voting.

Moldova’s outgoing president and Speaker of Parliament Vladimir Voronin made no statements.

Asked if she thinks she will be elected as president, one of the two candidates Zinaida Grecianii said that everything depends on the MPs. “The forecasts are not welcome,” Grecianii said

Ninety-eight MPs attend the sitting.

The members of Parliament will choose between former Prime Minister Zinaida Greceanii and academician and neurosurgeon Stanislav Groppa. Both of the candidates were fielded by the parliamentary group of the PCRM. To become president, one of them must poll 61 votes of the 101 possible. The PCRM has 60 seats.