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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Centrist Union's president's job is vacant

Vasile Tarlev is not the president of the Centrist Union (UCM) any longer. The Supreme Court of Justice invalidated UCM's congress from December 2008, when Tarlev was elected as the party's president.
Info-Prim Neo, 18 June 2009, 17:58

2009-06-18/15:16/ Chisinau (IPN) Tarlev will be however on the UCM's list for the parliament, the deputy president of the party Mihai Petrache told a news conference on June 18.

The UCM will go alone in the snap parliamentary elections, after the negotiations with other parties failed, Info-Prim Neo reports.

“We have negotiated with several parties: PDM, PLDM, PSD, PPR, but we have understood that the key slogan is: which political marriages will bring more points in the coming electoral competition, ignoring the message to voters,” Mihai Petrache stated.

“We more hoped to have a dialogue with the PDM, but since the 'Lupu' factor appeared, the talks with us were broken,” he said.

“The Communist and Liberal extremes stayin g in power will dismantle the country. It's enough room on the center-left segment and we must act,” said Ion Mereuta, the UCM's deputy president.

The UCM leader have also presented an action plan of the party. The key issues are Moldova's territorial integrity by constituting an asymmetric federation - “The Federal Republic of Moldova”, the total demilitarization of the country and holding a constitutional referendum. “We need a referendum to establish the name of the state language – Moldovan or Romanian and the constitutional status of Russian – a language of inter-ethnic communication or a state language,” Petrache specified.

In the April 5 elections, the UCM got 2.75% of votes and did not pass beyond the electoral threshold.

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