18 January 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

New Chairman resolute to build a democratic, law-governed state in the Republic of Moldova.

Mihai Ghimpu, the new Chairman of the Moldovan Parliament elected today by 53 parliamentarians of the Alliance for European Integration parties, has stated he is full of resolution to build a democratic, law-governed state in the Republic of Moldova.
INFOTAG, 28 August 2009, 19:08

Chisinau, August 28 ( INFOTAG ). Minutes after his election, Ghimpu was much touched to receive a large bouquet of white roses from his comrades and, expressing gratitude for the trust they gave him, the new Speaker thanked them for the unity demonstrated to Moldovan voters once again during this first meeting of the new Parliament.

Ghimpu said, "This means an onset of changes in the republic - changes which voters had waited for. I thank the voters for their being by our side".

Mihai Ghimpu promised he would be sparing no effort to build a law-governed, free state in Moldova - a state where the rights of all citizens shall be respected and observed regardless of ethnicity.

"Bad life is where dictatorships and communism reign", Ghimpu stated, and voiced confidence that the Alliance for European Integration would ensure Moldova's dynamic advancement along the path of integration into the European family of nations.


Chisinau, August 28 ( INFOTAG ). The new parliamentary majority is intending to return to the Communists-buried practice of live broadcasting parliament's plenary sittings, majority party leaders stated in the forum on Friday.

The majority has already prepared a draft of parliamentary Resolution to that effect, and was going to adopt it straightaway today. However, Liberal Democratic Party leader MP Vlad Filat remarked it would be correct to return to the draft after parliamentary Standing Committees are formed.

Besides, Filat suggested that the National Television should give one hour of the prime time tonight to let parliamentary parties inform citizens about the latest events.

He received support by Speaker Mihai Ghimpu, who stated, "Time has come at last for the television to begin informing, not manipulating the public opinion".

Democratic Party Chairman Marian Lupu proposed that the next plenary sitting of parliament, due on September 2, should be cast live over the National Television.

Both proposals were unanimously voted for by the parliamentary majority.


Chisinau, August 28 ( INFOTAG ). "We [the majority coalition] shall be working shoulder to shoulder with those parliamentarians who really want to make Moldova a prosperous democratic state. Time has passed when the Communist Party felt free to take decisions all by itself", Moldova Noastra Alliance leader Serafim Urechean stated in parliament today.

He addressed to the Alliance for European Integration parties with a call for taking all decisions jointly in order to avoid undesirable compromising situations.

"The election of Speaker should be regarded as the AEI's first step of such kind. Nowadays we are in the majority, while the Communists are in the minority. We had been in opposition for long 8 years, during which the state power machine had pressed on us day and night. But nevertheless we have managed to overthrow the Communist rule by joint effort", Urechean said.

He said that from the very first plenary sitting to the very last, the majority coalition ought to work as one good team. The majority must constantly observe the wishes of all voters of Moldova, for "the Moldovan society has been living in a constant strain in anticipation of such kind of changes, which the country did now see throughout last 18 years".

Readers' comments
Recent comments:
iannn, 28 August 2009, 20:16
The most compromising corruption in the E.U. arose from secret backing. This allowed companies with 'hiiden shareholders' to aquire assets in many countires with no accountability of origin of capital.
This allowed political leverage through corruption, espionage and domination of competition.

Do not deal with undisclosed shareholdings; origins of company ethics.

good luck.
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