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.

Last week illustrated

Activists launch Moldova’s first ‘Space Camp’ © Susan Coughtrie

Social Democrats from Balti City join Democratic Party

Fifty members of the Balti city subdivision of the Social Democratic Party of Moldova (SDPM) have announced they are leaving for the Democratic Party.
INFOTAG, 24 June 2009, 19:57

Chisinau, June 24 ( INFOTAG ). Subdivision's former chairman Alexandru Tureac told a news conference in Infotag today that in the nearest future about 80% of the subdivision's 180 members will follow their example.

He explained the main reasons of such exodus: for the forthcoming early parliamentary elections, the SDPM leadership has not until now presented its vision of the situation, has not projected any actions during the election campaign, and, essentially, refused to start efforts to unify social democratic forces in this republic.

"We have taken this decision after ex-speaker of the Moldovan Parliament Marian Lupu had joined the Democratic Party. We regard him as a politician able to bring stability to the republic", Tureac said.

He further held the LDPM leadership is aware of the decision, but the group has not yet held a talk with party leader Dumitru Braghis.

"We have already met with Marian Lupu. We are convinced he is not a project of somebody's, as some in Chisinau are saying. So far, we have not been promised anything in the Democratic Party, and we will not be present on the SDPM electoral ticket", Tureac said.

He presumes other SDPM regional organizations may well join the Democratic Party, too, "for the people see the Democratic Party have good chances to become a strong parliamentary force at the July 29 elections".

Tureac remarked Marian Lupu is very popular in the country's second largest city of Balti, and "with his departure, the ruling Communist Party will lose many voters".

Readers' comments
Recent comments:
iannn, 25 June 2009, 7:55
It looks as if many people want to oppose the politics of the past and want change. Its obvious people want more democratic freedom and not the 'old ways'.
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