Maia Sandu’s decree to appoint Natalia Gavrilița for the prime minister position is declared unconstitutional. The Constitutional Court took the decision today, February 23, after examining the Socialist deputies’ complaints.
The Constitutional Court ruled:
- The complaint filed by Vasile Bolea, Grigore Novac, and Alexandr Suhodolski, deputies in the Moldovan Parliament, is partially admitted.
- The decree of the Moldovan President Maia Sandu on the repeated appointment of a candidate for prime minister is declared unconstitutional.
- In order to comply with the Constitution, the parliamentary factions and the president of Moldova must resort to new consultations.
On February 11th, the nominated prime minister, Natalia Gavrilița, did not receive any votes in the Parliament. Just before the voting procedure for the Gavrilița Government began, the president of the socialist’s parliamentary faction, Corneliu Furculiță, announced that 54 deputies – from the Socialist Party, from For Moldova faction, Shor Party and three independent deputies signed for the formation of a parliamentary majority that nominated Mariana Durleșteanu for the positions of prime minister. Subsequently, the Truth and Dignity Party also came up with its own candidate for the position of the prime minister, the party leader, Andrei Năstase. On the same day, president Maia Sandu nominated Gavrilița’s candidacy for the second time.
On February 12, the Socialist deputies Vasile Bolea, Grigore Novac, and Alexandr Suhodolski filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court regarding the control of the constitutionality of Maia Sandu’s decree to nominate Gavrilița again.
On February 16, the Constitutional Court rejected the request to suspend Sandu’s decree to nominate Gavrilița for the second time.