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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Social Democrats keep on quitting SDPM

Regional subdivisions of the Social Democratic Party of Moldova (SDPM) keep on losing strength.
INFOTAG, 30 June 2009, 16:44

Chisinau, June 30 ( INFOTAG ). On Tuesday, decisions to quit the party have been officially announced by the Hincesti raion organization of the SDPM (over 400 persons) and by 10 members from the Straseni raion organization.

Hincesti Social Democrats wrote in their statement they had decided to leave upon learning how the SDPM Chairman, former Moldovan Prime Minister Dumitru Braghis was going to resolve the Transnistria conflict - through passing the rebel region into a concession to the Russian Federation for 30 years.

The statement authors explained they had decided to not rush at conclusions in the hope that Braghis would cool down and announce his statement was a political mistake, for they believe this could let save the party from disintegration. However, Braghis would not state anything loudly or clearly - only some hints, they wrote.

Their other argument was as follows: Braghis and his nearest surrounding are continuing a policy far from democracy and transparency, and are thus promoting strategies and decisions that can't give any perspectives to the party.

"We are so strongly disappointed with the SDPM leadership's participation in the April 7 events in Chisinau, because rank and file Social Democrats stand for the statehood of the Republic of Moldova, and are categorically against vandalism and a coup d'etat", the statement said.

Practically same arguments can be found in the statement issued by the Social Democrats from the Straseni raion. They wrote, "The SDPM leaders wage an inconsistent policy that reflects no values or interests of party members. This is a devaluation of Social Democracy principles. We do not wish to apologize for the inadequate behaviour of the party leaders, who devoid the SDPM of any political perspective".

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