The Socialists Accuse the Constitutional Court of Usurpation of Power and Demand Judges’ Resignation
The Socialists accused the judges of the Constitutional Court of usurpation of power and demand their resignation. The Socialists’ announcement comes after on Thursday, April 15, the Constitutional Court decided on Parliament dissolution. The president of the Court stated that any pressure on the institution is inadmissible.
The Socialist Party deputies accuse constitutional judges Domnica Manole, Liuba Sova, and Nicolae Roșca of “usurpation of the Constitutional Court” and said that they will submit a draft Decision of the Parliament in this respect.
“The Socialist Party will submit a draft decision of the Parliament on the usurpation of the Constitutional Court and we will demand their resignation,” Dodon writes on Facebook.
Dodon says that the Socialists are not afraid of holding early parliamentary elections, but they also say that “they remain firm on the position that the elections cannot be held in the conditions of the pandemic”.
“We have never feared early parliamentary elections and are better prepared for them than any party in the country, with the most developed party infrastructure in the whole country, a strong team, with representatives in the leadership of most councils district, municipal and local. We remain firm on the position that the elections cannot be held in pandemic conditions and we will insist that they take place only after 1-1.5 million anti-vaccine vaccines are brought to the country and at least 500-600 thousand citizens are vaccinated,” the socialist writes.
The Constitutional Court issued an information note on Friday, April 16, announcing that the president of the institution, Domnica Manole, took note of the statements made by the socialist politicians. The president of the Constitutional Court claims that the exercise of pressure on the magistrates of the High Court is inadmissible.
“I have taken note of the statements of some politicians suggesting that the parliamentary majority will initiate a draft decision on approving a statement on the usurpation of state power by the Constitutional Court and the resignation of judges who voted for the solution of the Court’s opinion yesterday. The exercise of any form of pressure on the judges of the Constitutional Court, both before the adoption of its jurisdictional acts and as an act of revenge for the adopted solutions, is inadmissible, being incompatible with respect for the rule of law, the authority of the Court and the supremacy of the Constitution. Mature politicians must take into account the adverse, profound, and long-term implications for the state of such attacks on constitutional judges,” the note issued by the Constitutional Court states.