Moldova marks 30th anniversary of first parliament's foundation
16:49 | 23.05.2021 Category: Political
Chisinau, 23 May /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova today marks 30 years since the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic (RSSM) turned into the Republic of Moldova and the Supreme Soviet transformed into the parliament of Moldova.
On this occasion, Parliament Speaker Zinaida Greceanii conveyed a message, in which she said that 23 May was an occasion to emphasize once again the parliament’s role in a parliamentary republic like Moldova, which is the supreme representative body and the only legislative authority of the state.
”Therefore, the parliament is that stronghold which must defend the lawfulness in state and the rights of the citizens,’’ Zinaida Greceanii stressed.
According to a press release by the parliament, the speaker noted that the 30th anniversary of the Moldovan parliament’s foundation had coincided with the starting of a new electoral process. ‘’This fact is symbolical, as the parliamentary polls, including the snap ones, are part of the natural democratic processes, specific for a rule of law state, despite the circumstances in which it was launched. We are to prove correctness and honesty this time as well and the citizens are to judge us through the vote given,’’ Zinaida Greceanii wrote.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Moldovan Parliament’s Days were started at the beginning of this week.
The parliament today virtually opened its doors for visitors. Guided virtual tours of the most important halls of the parliament were launched on social networks.
Also today, a contest of essays titled, The work of an MP is 101 words, started for young people with ages between 16 and 18 years.
An exhibition including 30 photos from the history of the parliamentarianism was inaugurated at the ground floor of the parliament building. Some of the photos are dedicated to the Independence Parliament.
Also, an exhibition in open air is organized: two epoch vehicles from the parliament’s garage are exhibited outside the parliament.
The parliament’s square is festively decorated and illuminated and two gigantic figures – 30, which mean the parliament’s activity period, are set in front of the building.
Also on this occasion, the parliament speaker signed more letters of thanks for the civil servants who had worked at the institution since the parliament’s foundation and carry out a prodigious and irreproachable work.
Events of informing are organized in various regions of Moldova through the parliament’s territorial information offices.
On 23 May 1991, under a decision by the Supreme Soviet of the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic (RSSM) of the 12 legislative period, set up following democratic elections, RSSM turned in Republic of Moldova and the Supreme Soviet became the parliament of Moldova.