Head of state to be elected on October 23

A relevant decision was made by the MPs at Wednesday's sitting.
Info-Prim Neo, 7 October 2009, 17:24

 The Parliament created a special commission that will organize the vote to elect the head of state. It includes three Communist MPs and by one MP on behalf of the other four parliamentary groups, Info-Prim Neo reports.

The members include Igor Vitiuc, Iurie Muntean and Vasili Sova (PCRM), Vitalie Nagacevschi (PLDM), Valeriu Nemerenco (PL), Viorel Baiesu (PDM) and Ion Plesca (AMN).

The commission will examine the proposed candidates and determine if they meet the requirements. It will also decide on the format and text of the ballot, will run the voting process and will count the votes.

The post of head of state was declared vacant on September 11, 2009 after President Vladimir Voronin tendered his resignation.

The president of the Democratic Party Marian Lupu is the Alliance for European Integration's candidate for the presidency. The Alliance has 53 seats of MP. The parliamentary group of the Communists Party, which consists of 48 members, repeatedly said they would not vote in favor of the Alliance's candidates.

The President of Moldova is elected by 61 votes.