Moldova’s Government Is Dismissed

After the government assumed the responsibility for the new amendments to the Law of the Prosecutor’s Office, the Socialists filed a no-confidence vote against the government led by Prime Minister Sandu. Sixty-three deputies, 34 from the Socialist Party and 29 deputies from the Democratic Party dismissed the government by passing the no-confidence vote, on November 12.  

On November 6, the Minister of Justice canceled the results of the contest for the Prosecutor General position. The Minister also proposed a new amendment for the Law of the Prosecutor’s Office, so that the Prime Minister can submit a list of candidates for the Prosecutor General position to the Superior Council of Prosecutors.  

After the Minister’s declaration, the government has assumed responsibility for the new amendment to the Law of Prosecutor’s Office. In response, the Socialists, which are part of the governing coalition along with the ACUM Bloc, filed a censure motion against the Cabinet of Ministers headed by Maia Sandu, leader of the Action and Solidarity Party, which is part of the ACUM Bloc. 

On November 12, the Parliament held a plenary session to examine the no-confidence vote filed by the Socialist Party against the Sandu Government. 

Before the debate on the censure motion, the president of the Truth and Dignity Party Platform, part of the ACUM Bloc, Alexandru Slusari, declared that if the Government falls, it would be very difficult for a coalition between the Socialists and the ACUM Bloc.

He added that an alliance between the Democratic Party and the Socialist Party will most likely be made.

 “If they find votes to dismiss the Government, they will find the vote for another,” Slusari said. 

Today, November 12, the deputies in the Parliament decided to dismiss the Cabinet of Ministers headed by Maia Sandu. The Democratic Party (29 deputies) along with the Socialist Party (34 deputies) voted for the no-confidence against Sandu’s government.

The deputies from the faction of the Shor Party did not actively participate in the debate on the no-confidence vote against the Sandu Government, and after the completion of the round of questions and answers, they declared that they would  

In case of expressing the vote of mistrust by the Parliament, in the case of the dismissal of the Prime Minister or in the case of the election of a new Parliament, the current Government (resigning) performs only the functions of public affairs administration until the members a new Government takes the oath.

During the period of its dismissal, the Government is limited only in its right to ensure the realization of the foreign policy and of legislative initiative in areas that involve the elaboration and approval of new activity programs.

The government led by Maia Sandu was put into office on June 8, 2019, after the Socialist Party together with the ACUM Bloc signed a temporary agreement and formed the parliamentary majority.

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