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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MNA demands General Prosecutor's Office to interrogate First Parliament Vice-Speaker Vladimir Turcan

The Moldova Noastra Alliance (MNA) demands from the Information and Security Service and General Prosecutor's Office to interrogate First Parliament Vice-Speaker Vladimir Turcan in the connection with organizing acts of vandalism on April 7.
INFOTAG, 6 July 2009, 19:33

Chisinau, July 6 ( INFOTAG ). Its press release says that MNA demands to institute a suit against him on the basis of Article 341 of the Criminal Code: "The Calls for the coup d'etat or the change of the constitutional order of the Republic of Moldova in a forced way.

"This statement is based on recordings, presented by JurnalTV, which documentarily show ex-Chairman of the standing committee for juridical affairs and parliamentary immunity, when the latter one was instructing provocateurs, planning to hoist the banners of the European Union and Romania over the buildings of the chief state institutions," the release says.

MNA considers it a paradox that the same Vladimir Turcan is the Chairman of the State Commission for the Investigation of the Commission on the Investigation of Disturbances of April 7. This commission was set up by Communist President Vladimir Voronin.

"This decision was taken in order to block the investigation, which must clear out the truth about the organizational role of the Communist leadership in committing acts of vandalism in respect of the building of the Parliament and the Presidential Administration", the statement says.

The entity considers that the insinuations on the opposition's participation in the planned attempt at a coup d'etat as a lie, these accusations are not supported by any evidence and lose finally their force in view of the recordings about Turcan.

"The MNA's appeals will also reveal the attitude of the General Prosecutor's Office and Information and Security Service to these events", the MNA thinks.


Chisinau, July 6 ( INFOTAG ). The leader of the opposition Moldova Noastra Alliance (MNA), Serafim Urechean, has expressed confidence that his party would create a ruling coalition with the Liberal Party and the Liberal Democratic Party after the 29 July snap parliamentary election.

Speaking at a news conference today, Urechean denied reports about the three parties reaching an agreement to participate in the forthcoming election on a single electoral list.

"I do not deem this necessary. But if such a decision is taken, then you will be the first to know about it," Urechean stated.

At the same time, he denied rumours that he would oppose the compilation of such a list.

"The MNA has over 30,000 members, 760 local branches, 2,500 councillors in village and district councils, 200 mayors and 14 heads of districts. Like the other two opposition parties, we are participating in the election on our own, but we are coordinating our actions and after the election we will set up a coalition," Urechean stated.

Infotag's note: At the April 5 parliamentary election, the MNA gained 9.75 per cent of the vote, the Liberal Party 13.13 per cent, the Liberal Democratic Party 12.43 per cent and the ruling Communist Party 49.48 per cent. Moldova is due to hold an early election on July 29 after MPs elected on April 5 failed to elect the president.


Chisinau, July 6 ( INFOTAG ). The Moldova Noastra Alliance has accused the Communists of a poor organization of bachelor's exams.

Moldova Noastra Alliance Leader Serafim Urechean said at a news conference on Monday that local residents complain daily of the Communists.

"They write that they are subject to constant stress, which is not over for the time being, as this year the marks were very lowest as never and many people appealed against them", he remarked.

In Urechean's words, these low marks are not occasional, as the Communists want to revenge upon the younger generation, who are not their voters and who want to continue their education abroad, in particular, in Romania.

He underscored the fact that Moldovan pupils received the lowest marks in the Romanian language. Ex-minister of Education Valentin Crudu said that the order of this examination was approved only two weeks before the examination, which is not ordinary.

In his words, many pupils were forced to pass the exam in sport halls and in school canteens, but not in class rooms.

The Moldova Noastra Alliance considers that the Communists applied psychological pressing to the younger generation and they must be punished for this.

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