The Second Attempt to Form a Government Failed
Due to the lack of quorum in the Parliament, the Grosu Government was not voted. This happened after the deputies of the Socialist Party, Shor Party, and the For Moldova faction left the sitting. Igor Grosu stated that the conditions for early elections seem to be met now.
Today the Parliament was to vote for the new candidate for prime minister. The deputies of the Socialist Party, Shor Party, and the For Moldova faction left the sitting and due to the lack of quorum in the Parliament, the Grosu Government was not voted. The prime minister candidate, Igor Grosu said that this proofed that the Parliament cannot manage crises and that it cannot ensure a real majority to support a Government.
“Today I had another confirmation that this Parliament does not care about the country. I do not believe in their good intentions and I know that early elections are the only possibility to clean the Parliament. Despite this, being aware of the serious situation in the country, my colleagues and I were ready to take responsibility,” said Igor Grosu.
Igor Grosu also stated that future discussions are to happen on the level of the Presidency and the Constitutional Court, as the conditions to trigger early elections are now met.
“Furthermore, I think that the discussion is already moving on the Presidency and Constitutional Court level. The conditions for early elections seem to be met,” Igor Grosu said.
Before the parliament’s sitting, the Socialists leader, Igor Dodon, said that they will not vote for Grosu’s candidacy, because they have their own candidate. Dodon stated that all the 53 deputies that signed in support of Vladimir Golovatiuc’s candidacy maintain their decision.
“All the 53 deputies who put their signatures in support of Golovatiuc’s candidacy for prime minister maintain their position. These signatures are valid. I believe that we will reconfirm the existence of a parliamentary majority to support a candidate for the prime minister position”, said Dodon referring to the Socialist, Shor, and For Moldova majority.
The deputies of the For Moldova faction and the faction of the Shor Party announced before the Parliament’s sitting that they will not vote for the Grosu Government too.
“What is going to happen today is a new episode in the theater of the absurd. This Government does not want to be voted on and has not taken any real measures to ensure that it gets 51 votes today. It is obvious that these votes do not exist today. We reiterate our support for Vladimir Golovatiuc”, said the deputy of the For Moldova faction Ruxanda Glavan.
The Democratic Party leader Pavel Filip said that the country needs a government, good or bad, but they missed the chance.
“We have reached the climax of the show. An absurd, cynical and hypocritical show. It seems that the Action and Solidarity Party and the presidency have done everything possible to keep the country in chaos. Their goal is one, they want to gather some more deputies. These mandates will cost us dearly. The country needs a Government, good or bad no longer matters. Today, this chance was missed”, declared the president of the Democratic Party, Pavel Filip.
The Vice President of the Parliament Alexandru Slusari stated that the parties did not want to vote for this Government.
“The Socialist Party, Shor Party, and Action and Solidarity Party did not want the Grosu Government to be voted. It is a mockery of the country. A game to satisfy one’s own petty political goals. The circus is to be continued at the Constitutional Court,” said Slusari.
The political expert Veaceslav Berbeca said that the attempt to vote for the Grosu Government failed since the subject was not examined in the plenary of the Parliament.
“From my point of view, the attempt to invest the Grosu Government failed. As the Constitution states, after the second attempt to form a government has failed, the path for early elections is open. But at the same time, I suspect that the Socialists will stress on their own candidate and will try to show that there is a majority in Parliament that wants to vote for a Government,” the expert said.
The leader of the Socialist faction in the Parliament, Corneliu Furculiță claims that the parliamentary majority formed by the Socialist Party, the Shor Party, and the For Moldova faction reiterates its support for the previously submitted candidate for the position of Prime Minister, Vladimir Golovatiuc.
”We present to the public attention the fact that the absolutely formalized parliamentary majority of 53 deputies supports Vladimir Golovatiuc for the position of prime minister. At the same time, we announce our disagreement regarding the dissolution of the Parliament and we express our availability for consultations in order to overcome the current blockage,” stated Furculiță.