President of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Voronin, confirmed Wednesday ( September 2, 2009), that he resigned from office, reports Unimedia page online.
Even the servants of an exemplary loyalty can end badly, when no longer useful. But Voronin was far from being a loyal servant. So not surprised anyone that Moscow has understandably discreet that he no longer in favor of the High Court. Also having a serious chance to become unnecessary in view of their own people, Voronin thought it was time to leave and be in solidarity with the Communists. Obviously, not without a bit victimized. And to be concerned about the fate of the country (or privileges lost??!) Such, Vladimir Voronin, whose “morality” cannot be questioned, said that: “I am not going to remain in a rather dubious and ambiguous position, exercising the powers of the Head of State. I do not have political or moral grounds to hold this position. Absolutely cannot accept the way on that they will now lead the country. And therefore, notice that the passing in Parliament as a simply deputy, because i want to be with the party “.
Thought good, comrade Voronin. Too bad it did not come sooner!
Anticipated elections in Moldova have started today at 7.00 with the opening of ballot boxes in those of the 1954 sections vote on the territory of Moldova. The electorate will nominate for the second time within four months, a new configuration of the Parliament. Turnout is expected to more than 2.6 million voters. Voting ends at 21.00 (Chisinau time), following immediately after that to be announced the first screenings of the exit-poll.
The bid of anticipated legislative elections is, according to analysts, the report forces of the communists Party (who was for eight years in government), which argues for a strategic partnership with Russia, and the liberal opposition, willing to closer relations with the West. In the same time, it may be that relations with Romania – have come to a high level of tensions without unprecedented – have become a challenge to those elections that occur in any four months after the previous legislative elections has brought to Parliament a majority sufficient to elect president country. On election day competition involved eight political formations of which five – six have chances to enter parliament. Meanwhile, from April 5 elections, the electoral threshold was changed from 6% to 5%. So things are presented in figures and official information.
Update: Exit-poll Procents in 5 aprilie 2009
- Communist Party: 41,7 % 49,5 %
- Liberal Party: 18 % 13,1 %
- Democrat Liberal Party: 17,4% 12,4 %
- Democrat Party: 11,5 % 2,9 %
- Aliance “Our Moldova”: 8 % 9,7 %
It is the opposition in Chisinau able to drive a change of substance ?
According to these data, the Communist Party has obtained the most percent, but insufficient parliamentary seats (45) to elect the President of the Republic of Moldova.
Opposition parties have won elections and 56 seats (also insufficient – necessary 61). Depends on whether these formations leaders will know how to fructify results and escape Moldova to the apparent normality of a schizoide democratic regime of Vladimir Voronin.
It is the opposition in Chisinau able to drive a change of substance ? Personal, I have doubts. But about it later.
Parliamentarians from Moldova have failed to choose, today, a new president, the Moldovan press reported, specifying that member of the opposition did not participate in the voting procedure. Accordingly, following early parliamentary elections.
Remember: To be elected President of the Republic of Moldova, a candidate (both from Communist Party) needs 61 votes out of total of 101 of Parliament. The opposition holds 41 of the 101 seats in parliament.
The Communist Party, which submitted the only applications for this position, obtained 60 mandates in the new Legislative and will need a vote from the opposition. Although viewed with skepticism, the opposition has demonstrated unite and not voted. Thus it will be a new election ballot, probably in autumn this year. In fact, the most worring is that political instability in Chisinau is maintained, and a common vision to minimize the impact of economic crisis cannot be. The worsening economic situation may generate a new big tensions social.