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Moldova's Democratic Party files censure motion against govt over incompetence

Moldova's Democratic Party files censure motion against govt over incompetence House of government, Moldova. Author: Guttorm Flatabø Licence: Creative Commons, Attribution.

CHISINAU (Moldova), October 17 (SeeNews) - Moldova's opposition Democratic Party (PDM) said on Thursday it has filed a censure motion against the coalition government comprising pro-Russian Socialist Party (PSRM) and pro-European ACUM bloc over incompetence and faulty management.

According to the text of the motion text published on the PDM's website, during its four months in office the cabinet led by prime minister Maia Sandu has not proposed or taken any action that would bring economic benefits to the country and the business environment, nor has it launched any initiatives to improve public infrastructure and the life of Moldovan citizens.

Moreover, the ACUM-PSRM government has suspended or cancelled some projects and programmes initiated by the previous cabinet formed by PDM, the motion reads.

PDM deputy chairman Andrian Candu said that the motion was signed by most lawmakers from PDM but did not specify their number. 

According to Moldova's constitution, a censure motion must be signed by at least a quarter of the 101 members of  parliament.

The government led by Maia Sandu was formed in June by ACUM and PSRM following months of political turmoil prompted by inconclusive general elections.

Following the February 24 vote, PDM holds 30 seats in parliament, while PSRM has 35. The ACUM alliance formed by pro-European Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) and the Dignity and Truth Platform (PPDA) holds 26 seats, Sor Party has 7 seats, while three seats are occupied by independent MPs.