The Constitutional Court of Moldova declared illegal the decree of the President of the country, Maia Sandu, on re-nominating Natalia Gavrilitsa for the post of Moldovan Prime Minister, TASS reports.
The court thus decided to partially satisfy the request of the deputies of the Party of Socialists.
“To recognize the decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova No. 32-IX of February 11, 2021 as violating the constitution,” said the head of the Constitutional Court, Domnica Manole, reading the judge’s decision.
Let us remind you that Moldovan Prime Minister Ion Chicu resigned in December last year so that early parliamentary elections could be held in the country. Then the new head of state, Maia Sandu, appointed Natalia Gavrilitsa, who had previously held the post of vice-chairman of the Action and Solidarity party, as a candidate for this position.
At the same time, the socialists decided to challenge this proposal in the Constitutional Court, asking to assess the legality of the re-nomination of the official.
In turn, the leader of the Moldovan Socialist Party Igor Dodon, who headed the union after losing the presidential election, proposed to nominate ex-finance minister Mariana Durlesteanu for the post of prime minister instead of Gavrilitsa.
It should be noted that the Moldovan parliament had not previously approved the candidacy of Natalia Gavrilitsa, she did not have enough votes from the deputies.