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Gheorghe Russu

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

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

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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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Hincesti Mayor joins Democratic Party

Alexandru Botnari, who has served two terms as Mayor of Hincesti town in succession as an independent candidate, has announced his joining the Democratic Party (DP).
INFOTAG, 29 June 2009, 19:05

 

Chisinau, June 29 ( INFOTAG ). Alexandru Botnari, who has served two terms as Mayor of Hincesti town in succession as an independent candidate, has announced his joining the Democratic Party (DP).


He told a news conference in Infotag today he had taken such decision finally upon the coming of ex-Speaker Marian Lupu to this organization and upon Lupu's becoming DP leader.

"Before that moment, some 5-6 parties, both Right and Left, invited me to join them, but not a single one was convincing enough for me to make such a step. The Democratic Party led by Marian Lupu is an organization capable of bringing a new breath into the Moldovan political life, a party which so many people had waited for to come", presumes the Hincesti Mayor.

"I am convinced Marian Lupu is not a satellite of another party, and he will not form a coalition with the Communists when in parliament. The Democratic Party has a young and very promising team able to offer the most viable solutions for the nation's problems", said Botnari, and promised he would resign as Hincesti Mayor from July 1.

"I have applied for DP membership. No, I haven't been included into the DP electoral ticket yet. I don't know yet if I will ever come back as Hincesti Mayor. I will wait and see what the Democrats will offer me", he said.

 

DEMOCRATS PROPOSE SETTING UP BOARD FOR ANTI-CRISIS COOPERATION

Chisinau, June 29 ( INFOTAG ). The Democratic Party (DP) is convinced the republic needs to have a Board for anti-crisis cooperation that would work out a program for overcoming the economic crisis Moldova is in.

Former Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament Marian Lupu, now standing the 1st on the DP electoral ticket, told a news conference today that the Democrats had invited to Board creation all parties and civil society organizations able to offer their ideas and proposals for overcoming the crisis.

He presumes the ongoing election campaign should not be ruinous for the country's ability to manage the crisis, and though the republic will have a parliamentary election on July 29, "the anti-crisis program must be worked out by the beginning of August".

In his opinion, not a single party in Moldova is able to work out independently an all-embracing anti-crisis program that would find the entire society's support, "so a national consensus is necessary... The preparation of such program is in the interests of the nation, so it should not be politically colored".

Lupu said that if other parties reject the DP's initiative, the Democrats will work out such program jointly with the civil society, "but in such case this will be a program of the Democratic Party's and of the civil society's, not of all parties'".

Former Deputy Premier and Deputy Prime Minister of Economy Alexandru Muravschi stated the Democratic Party has enough specialists to work out such document. But this should not be a program of one party. It should be a program of the entire society.

The DP leaders said they have not yet discussed this question with anybody, but are waiting for replies to their invitation - the sooner the better.





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