The Parliament’s factions came with different comments after president Maia Sandu proposed Natalia Gavrilița for the position of prime minister.
The Action and Solidarity Party announced that it will not support Natalia Gavrilița’s candidacy for the position of the prime minister, proposed by president Maia Sandu.
“The Action and Solidarity Party faction will not vote for any Government as long as we have this Parliament, because only in this way it will be possible to start the early parliamentary elections that people are waiting for. The problem our country is not a Government, no matter how professional it is, the problem is the most corrupt Parliament in the country’s history, which will not let this government work”, said the spokesperson to ZdG.
The Political Party Dignity and Truth Platform is yet to decide whether to support Natalia Gavrilița’s candidacy for prime minister. According to the vice-president of the party, Alexandru Slusari, their political bureau will make a decision on Monday.
“As I understand, Mrs. Maia Sandu’s proposal is a formality made to trigger the early parliamentary elections. On Monday, we will summon the political bureau, and will make a decision whether to support this candidacy or not”, Slusari declared for ZdG.
The Shor Party and the Platform for Moldova claim that they took note of the president’s decision to appoint Natalia Gavrilița as a candidate for the positions of prime minister.
“We note with regret that president Maia Sandu wasted more than 30 days to fulfill this duty imposed by the constitution, an extremely precious time for our country, given the challenges we are going through. On the other hand, we do not know if Mrs. Gavrilița will take the role seriously given that Maia Sandu and her party in Parliament have urged us not to support their candidate. I think that, in this context, some additional explanations are required,” reads the informative note.
”The parliamentary Platform for Moldova will have a meeting as soon as possible to discuss and decide our position on this candidacy, but not before finding out Natalia Gavrilița’s views on the most pressing issues Moldova is facing: the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need to provide citizens with the vaccine; the deepening economic crisis; the need for increased pensions and social benefits for low-income citizens; the agriculture development and modern irrigation system, and much more”, shows the informative note.
Previously, Natalia Gavrilița held the position of minister of finance in the Government led by Maia Sandu.
Natalia Gavrilița is the general manager of the Global Innovation Fund based in London, United Kingdom. In 2013-2015, she was State Secretary at the Ministry of Education. In 2009-2013, she worked at Oxford Policy Management as a portfolio manager and senior consultant. Prior to that, she was the head of the aid policy and coordination department in the Government. In 2007-2008, she worked at the Ministry of Economy and Trade, as head of the department for macroeconomic policies and development. Before entering the Government, she worked at several institutions abroad.