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Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption
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.
Ghimpu decrees to regard june 28, 1940 as day of soviet occupation of Moldova
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On Thursday, Moldova's Acting President, Parliament Chairman Mihai Ghimpu convened a briefing for journalists to announce that he has just signed a corresponding Presidential Decree to this effect, offering the following substantiation for his decision: the truth about June 28, 1940 had remained closed for many years, and it is necessary to put an end to political speculations.
The acting president has decided that on that day, all state flags in the republic must be lowered, and flowers must be put to monuments and graves of Soviet occupation victims, that the society ought to refrain from mass entertainments, and children spending their vacations at summer rest camps must be given a lesson of memory.
According to him, the Chisinau Primaria [city government, headed by his nephew Dorin Chirtoaca] shall build a magnificent monument in memory of Soviet occupation victims - just before the Government Building in the Chisinau central square. Already next Monday, June 28, the first stone into the monument basement will be solemnly laid. And at 10 o'clock that morning, there shall be a nation-wide Minute of Silence in Moldova.
The Presidential Decree also recommends to the mass media to take the day's specifics into consideration.
The document contains a demand that the Russian Federation, as the legal successor to the USSR, must unconditionally and immediately withdraw its troops and armaments from the Republic of Moldova territory.
Mihai Ghimpu admitted that the conceiving, preparation and issuing of the Presidential Decree was his personal initiative, and that he had not consult his colleagues from the country's governing Alliance for European Integration.
Next Monday, Ghimpu said, he will submit to parliament a real resolution and a bill on amending the Law on Political Parties, both based on the conclusions and recommendations made recently by the Commission for Assessment and Condemnation of the Totalitarian Communist Regime in Moldova, aka the Ghimpu commission, which has recommended that Communist symbols (such as the sickle and the hammer, the red star, the red carnation, etc.) ought to be outlawed in Moldova, and the word "communist" must be cancelled in the names of parties, organizations and other structures.
Mihai Ghimpu explained that his Presidential Decree is based on the historic Conclusion, made yet in 1990 by the then Moldovan legislative forum on the political and juridical assessment of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939. That forum decided that in June 1940 the Soviet Union occupied Bessarabia [the larger portion of the modern Republic of Moldova lying between the Prut and Dniester Rivers; belonged to Romania in 1918-1940] and North Bukovina [currently in Ukraine].
Infotag's dossier: On June 28 seventy years ago, the Soviet Army entered Bessarabia, thus bringing it back into the borders of the Russian Empire as until 1918. Throughout subsequent 5 decades until Moldova's independence declaration, June 28 used to be marked here as the day of liberation of Bessarabia from the Romanian occupation, and as a day of re-unification with the Soviet Motherland.
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