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Moldovan government led by Maia Sandu dismissed by motion of censure

13:06 | 12.11.2019 Category: Political

Chisinau, 12 November /MOLDPRES/ - The cabinet of ministers led by Prime Minister Maia Sandu was dismissed through motion of censure today. Sixty three MPs of the Party of Socialists and Democratic Party (PDM) voted for the dismissal of the government. The lawmakers of the Shor Party abstained from voting.    

Before the discussion of the motion of censure, Prime Minister Maia Sandu gave a speech in front of the MPs, in which she reviewed the cabinet’s achievements in those five months of work and made a synthesis of the political situation emerged. She asked the MPs to be correct in their decisions and not to judge the actions of the government through the light of narrow interests.  

The prime minister said that the motion filed by PSRM was based on erroneous  information and the economic situation had not worsened in Moldova on the last period. “The only worsening of the economic situation is for those for whom the corruption schemes were ceased,” Maia Sandu said.  

„We started working immediately and, during two months, we fulfilled all foreign financing commitments which the previous ones had not fulfilled during three years. We have brought foreign assistance to the country worth more than two billion lei. This money was provided by international partners to Moldova’s citizens, with confidence that the government will manage it correctly and transparently,” Sandu said.  

She noted that, if the government is dismissed, the financings promised by the development partners might be stopped. “Would you prefer a docile government, blind to schemes? Are you scared by a cabinet which acts? Why would you like to get rid of us? Are you not sick and tired of schemes? Don’t you like the liberal justice and prefer the wealth,” Sandu said.    

After the speech, during about one hour, the PM answered questions by MPs. Subsequently, the heads of the factions took floors.   

The motion of censure against the government was registered in parliament by the PSRM faction on 8 November. At that time, the Socialists showed discontent that the government changed the rules of appointment of the prosecutor general through the procedure of taking responsibility, without consulting them.  

During all the plenary meeting, at which the motion was discussed, more supporters of the ACUM bloc protested to back the government outside the parliament building. 

During those 28 years of independence, three governments fell following the vote of no-confidence: the cabinet led by PM Ion Sturza, the government led by Vlad Filat and the cabinet led by Valeriu Strelet.  


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