Signing decree on dissolution of parliament without approval of Constitutional Court likely to represent violation of Constitution - court's former head says
14:09 | 08.09.2016 Category: Political
Chisinau, 8 September /MOLDPRES/- More candidates for the presidential elections, due this autumn, have earlier said that after appointment, they would sign a decree on dissolution of parliament, which would cause snap polls and formation of a new government. At the same time, legal experts note that such an attempt without approval of the Constitutional Court of Moldova (CCM) will be declared as unconstitutional.
Former head of CCM Victor Puscas said that under the article No 85 of the Constitution, President had the right to dissolve the parliament in case of impossibility to form governmment or blocking the procedure of adopting laws during three months. The parliament also can be dissolved if does not accept the vote of confidence to form government within 45 days of the first request and only after rejection of at least two requests for investiture. At the same time, during a year, the parliament can be dissolved only once," Puscas said.
Puscas also pointed out that "Moldovan President can dissolve the parliament only in the above-mentioned situation, at the same time, in these cases, first of all, the head of state must possess the approval by CCM. Signing of a decree without CCM's approval would represent abuse of office and violation of Constitution, and any other attempts to dissolve parliament or to create parallel bodies like the front, council or constituent assembly etc will be declared as unconstitutional," he said.
At the beginning of the election period, the Central Election Commission registered 16 initiative groups for supporting candidates for the president position. Among them are: Marian Lupu - Democratic Party of Moldova, Mihai GHimpu - Liberal Party, Igor Dodon - Party of Socialists, Iurie Leanca - European People's Party of Moldova, Andrei Nastase - Dignity and Truth Platform Party, Maia Sandu - Action and Solidarity Party and Dmitri Ciubasenco - Our Party.
Direct elections of president will take place on 30 October 2016.
(Reporter A. Plitoc, editor M. Jantovan)