28 November 2021

Gheorghe Russu

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

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


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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MNA, Liberal Democrats and Liberals shall never vote team-like with Communists

Moldova Noastra Alliance leader MP Serafim Urechean, Liberal Democratic Party leader MP Vladimir Filat and Liberal Party leader Mihai Ghimpu have stated their parties shall under no circumstance vote together with the Communists in the next parliament of Moldova.
INFOTAG, 3 February 2009, 18:32

Chisinau, February 3 ( INFOTAG ). Speaking over the independent ProTV-Chisinau channel last night, they were almost unanimous in saying that each of the three parties has a team of real professionals able to pull Moldova out of the swamp it has been in now.

"But we shall not agree to a compromise with the Communists... My party would rather agree to an early election than to voting team-like with the Communist faction. I am saying so because the MCP is incapable of governing the country, no matter with Voronin or without him", said LDPM Chairman Vladimir Filat.

Mihai Ghimpu stressed, "Now is not the year 2005, when on April 5 many oppositional parliamentary parties voted for re-electing Vladimir Voronin as President of Moldova for a second term. We dispose of information that many Communist MPs in the new parliament will be voting for us the Liberals".

And MNA Chairman Serafim Urechean added that the Alliance had even reached an accord with those who would come to parliament on the MCP ticket that they would be voting together with the Moldova Noastra Alliance.

Asked to name potential candidatures for Prime Minister, only Vladimir Filat gave a straight answer - that he is ready to head the Cabinet if need be. Serafim Urechean was rather evasive, and only mentioned potential candidates - Cosarciuc, Oleinic, Untila. And Mihai Ghimpu refused point blank to mention any names, saying this question is up to the LP Bureau to decide.

"The country's top personalities - president, parliament chairperson and prime minister - are to be offered by the party that will win the parliamentary elections", he said, and assured the Liberals would necessarily propose a new Constitution for the Republic of Moldova.

Touching on "the so-called covert opinion polls of voters" done by some parties, Urechean, Filat and Ghimpu said such polls "are revealing results wonderful for the parties concerned".

"A recent poll showed that the Liberal Party will come into power and form a government", Ghimpu stated, causing ironic laughter of his colleagues from the Liberal Democratic Party and the Moldova Noastra Alliance.

Discussing the problem of lowering the current forbiddingly high electoral barrier of 6%, Serafim Urechean said that last Sunday the leader of the Christian Democratic Popular Party, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Iurie Rosca "begged Vladimir Voronin for 4 hours to lower the barrier", thus hinting that the 6% barrier will be unattainable for the Christian Democrats.

According to practically all opinion polls of last several months, the three parties concerned are going to confidently win seats in the next Moldovan Parliament.


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