How to Play the State of Emergency Card

How to Play the State of Emergency Card
05 April 2021 | 14:54

The last few days clearly reveal the treacherous character of an impressive part of the political class in Moldova. The secret export of wheat from state granaries, the illegal vaccination of some officials instead of the medical staff, the obscure tenders regarding the purchase of anti-COVID vaccines, the falsification of COVID-19 tests, all this happens with the complicity of authorities descended from the local political forces.

Since society does not tax such crimes timely, the same covetous personages remain in power, ready at any moment to trade themselves or their loved ones in exchange for the small benefits they receive following such transactions. Now we are watching helplessly as part of the political class is resolutely clinging to power, refusing to give it up.

The pandemic has long required restrictive measures, as the number of new infections began to increase uncontrollably, especially the number of deaths; however, such measures were not applied. The campaign to fight the pandemic became pure trade, as a result of which some became rich and others went bankrupt. Now that they felt their political death approaching in the event of possible early elections, they decided that the time has come to declare a “state of emergency”.

After waiting for months in a row and watching impassively how people die of COVID-19, how the sick are standing in lines at the doors of the Intensive Care Units, now they say they want to do us good, they want to save us, while they still think only of themselves. 

Meanwhile, Moldova, with a population of about 400 times smaller than China, has surpassed this country in terms of deaths during this pandemic year. Why didn’t they intervene earlier and maybe save a thousand victims who died because there were no places in hospitals, no money for medicines, or because they could not afford to take a COVID-19 test in time? They did not intervene because for them there are places in hospitals and they had the money for medicines, for tests, and for whatever their heart desired.

When they understood that the dissolution of the current Parliament is imminent, the deputies met to decide our fate, the fate of the pandemic victims. However, the state of emergency discussed in Parliament on March 31 has nothing to do with the sick or dead people. It was an obvious attempt to find a legal way to preserve the current Parliament.

On March 31, as the deputies voted for the state of emergency, they did not mention that “during the state of emergency, siege or war, established throughout the country, it is not allowed to amend the Constitution, adopt, amend or repeal organic laws and electoral legislation, and conduct elections of central public authorities and local and republican and local referendums.” Yet, they had in mind these very provisions of the Law when they decided to convince us that they are thinking about our health.

Thus, voting for a state of emergency, the deputies extended their mandates by at least 60 days, secured their salaries for a period of time, and took a break to get strength for the next election campaign, which will not be easy at all. As all the important decisions belong to the interim Government controlled by Igor Dodon, we can only watch carefully, with great attention, for what purposes and how those governing will use the state of emergency, for which they voted on March 31. 

In fact, the voters will also have time to decide firmly who deserves their votes…

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