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Gheorghe Russu

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

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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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Dorin Chirtoaca promises to tell who will serve as deputy mayors

The names of the new deputy mayors of Chisinau will be made public in the next meetings of the Chisinau Municipal Council (CMC), mayor general of Chisinau Dorin Chirtoaca stated, avoiding saying who will be proposed for the posts of deputy mayor.
Info-Prim Neo, 20 July 2011, 15:11

Dorin Chirtoaca said that most probably he will suggest candidates for the given posts in September, when the next meetings of the CMC are projected to take place.

"We should first see how things develop inside the CMC and will then speak about deputy mayors. The municipal councilors are usually on leave in August. If they decide to go on vacation in August, they will return to work in September. The current deputy mayors will continue work until the new candidates are designated," said Dorin Chirtoaca.

Under Article 31 of the Law on the Local Public Administration, the deputy mayors are named and dismissed at the suggestion of the mayor, by the CMC's decision adopted by a majority of votes. If the proposed candidate does not poll the necessary number of votes in two consecutive meetings, the mayor fields another candidate.

The municipality of Chisinau can yet remain with the same deputy mayors as the legislative norms do not specify when the term in office of the deputy mayors expire.

"The deputy mayors hold office until they enjoy the trust of the mayor and, certainly, of the local council. The council cannot dismiss the deputy mayors if the mayor does not initiate the dismissal procedure," secretary of the Central Election Commission Andrei Volentir has told Info-Prim Neo.

Currently, Chisinau has four deputy mayors. Mihai Furtuna, Vlad Cotet and Igor Lupulciuc were named by the Council's decision of October 11, 2007, while Nistor Grozavu by the decision of December 21, 2007. Igor Lupulciuc was discharged in 2008, following a row involving the Health Division, but was reinstated by the Supreme Court of Justice on February 7, 2011.

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