26 March 2019

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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Iurie Rosca takes oath as Deputy Prime Minister

The Chairman of the pro-Romania Christian Democratic Popular Party, ex-Deputy Speaker of the previous parliament Iurie Rosca was sworn into office of a Deputy Prime Minister of the Moldovan Government today.
INFOTAG, 17 June 2009, 17:49

Chisinau, June 17 ( INFOTAG ). Outgoing Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin, who appointed Rosca to this post yesterday, introduced the new Deputy Premier to the Cabinet, and expressed confidence Rosca would work on this post with full dignity and responsibility.

The head of state admitted, this appointment really caused many questions in the Moldovan society, "but I would like to make it clear: there is no monopoly on state power in Moldova - no matter a party or an individual. Everyone may be appointed to high posts - depending certainly on one's talents".

He further held that "thank to Iurie Rosca, Moldova overcame a political crisis in 2005. I guess, that crisis was much more serious than even the current one... And last 4 years, Mr. Rosca held a very sensitive post [Deputy Speaker], demonstrating a serious attitude to the political situation developing in the republic".

The President reminded the Cabinet that, previously, he had offered the parliamentary opposition to form a broad coalition in the legislative forum.

"Regretfully, the opposition failed to grasp the moment of a crucial turning point, rejected our cooperation offer, and thus imposed a snap parliamentary election to the nation. No matter how we are cooperating or not cooperating at the moment, we all are citizens of this country, and therefore must work for Moldova's statehood", stressed the president.

Deputy Premier Rosca shall be in charge of the so-called 'power block' - the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice, the Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (CCECC), the Customs Service, and the Border Service - and, partly, will control the activities of the State Agency for Material Reserves, Public Procurements and Humanitarian Assistance.

Iurie Rosca has thus been given the post that was previously held by Valentin Mejinschi, though earlier this month Prime Minister Zinaida Grechanaya stated this position was being liquidated to save means in the State Budget.

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