Parliament of R. Moldova votes to declare Moldova a “captured state”

A draft decision to recognize the Republic of Moldova as a “captured state” was adopted by the votes of 61 attending MPs at the June 7 parliamentary sitting, IPN reports. The draft was introduced in the agenda by Zinaida Grecheanyi, the elected Speaker of Parliament.

“The Plahotniuc regime is the most sinister page in the history of the Republic of Moldova after the Nistru war,” the leader of the Political Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” Andrei Năstase said from the Parliament’s rostrum. “Today we are doing justice to everyone”.

The politician asserted all citizens are suffocated by the control of oligarchy and the attacks on citizens’ rights. “By freeing the state from captivity we will be able to solve the economic problems of the Republic of Moldova and to stop the exodus of the population,” noted Andrei Năstase.

The PPPDA leader also said that the MPs will give a vote of no confidence to the Constitutional Court and will seek the dismissal of the heads of the Intelligence and Security Service, the Central Election Commission, the National Anticorruption Center, the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Supreme Court of Justice and other institutions.

Answering journalists’ questions about the Constitutional Court’s judgment that the Parliament must be dissolved, so it is not eligible to pass decisions, Andrei Nastase called that decision “an abuse of position”.

“We have the mandate of the Moldovan people. The plenary powers of the incumbent Parliament have not expired yet. We must liberate the captured state institutions, de-politicize the Constitutional Court, and get rid of oligarchs. Today we will form a new Government. And as soon as we appoint a new Minister of the Interior, the country will begin returning to a normal life”, said Andrei Nastase.