Moldovan president withdraws Order of Republic from former Democrat leader
12:12 | 18.02.2021 Category: Political
Chisinau, 18 February /MOLDPRES/- President Maia Sandu today announced she withdrew the Order of the Republic from former Democrat leader Vlad Plahotniuc.
"A person who has stolen the country, attacked and weakened state institutions and built an authoritarian regime cannot enjoy state awards," Sandu said.
The award was offered in breach of the Regulation on proposing to decorate with state awards of Moldova and their handing over.
"The proposal for awarding Vlad Plahotniuc came from the Municipal Organization of the Democratic Party, which is a violation of legal norms, as the law does not provide political parties among the subjects who can make proposals on decorating with state awards," Sandu said.