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President with hands tied

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Now, only for the initiative of restarting relations with Russia can be followed by prison threats. And not to anyone, but to the president of the state. And this is not in some unknown “banana republic”, but in a country whose government and parliament claim to be the spokesmen for “European democratic values”.




The conflict between the president of Moldova, socialist leader Igor Dodon and the “pro-European” minded parliament is gaining momentum. Do not have time to start this year, followed by a new round of this conflict. President Dodon opposed the appointment of five new ministers (out of nine) and two new deputy prime ministers, because, as often happens with “true democrats,” some of them have a dubious reputation.

The Democrats appealed to the Constitutional Court, which ruled to partially restrict the powers of the president with regard to the appointment of new members of the government. Now they will be approved either by the chairman of the parliament or the prime minister. By its decision, the court accused Dodon of “inability to fulfill the duties of the president.”

Moldova, according to the constitution, a parliamentary republic. The head of state has the right only two times to reject the ministers proposed by the parliament. Such a case was already in October last year. Igor Dodon refused to approve Defense Minister Yevgeny Sturz. "Democrats" stubbornly went to the aggravation of the situation and did not provide other candidates. As a result, the Constitutional Court transferred the right to appoint the Minister to the Chairman of the Parliament, Andrian Canda. And here the situation repeats. Candu rejoices at the decision of the Constitutional Court and blames the president for arranging an “institutional blockade” and “ignoring the provisions of the basic law”. This is a serious accusation, especially in a political crisis.

Dodon himself, in his blog on Facebook, accused the Constitutional Court of being “confirmed his image as an obedient political tool, not a constitutional body'. "This is a shameful and regrettable fall for a state that claims to be a democratic“- added the Moldovan leader.

The scandals associated with the new ministers - is the reason for the attacks of the "democrats" on the president of Moldova and attempts to limit his powers (and in the future - and overthrow). And the reason is that Igor Dodon, in a different way than these “pro-Europeans”, looks at the relations between Chisinau and Moscow.

Unfortunately, the country's leader has his hands tied. For example, he considers Crimea the Russian territory, but he is not able to even determine the country's position in the international arena. As a result, Moldova at a recent vote in the UN General Assembly supported the anti-Russian resolution on Crimea. Contrary to the will of his president ... But he is especially hard inside his own country - even journalists invited by him personally are forcibly expelled from Moldova as “Kremlin agents”.

In early January, Dodon gave an interview to TASS, in which he stated: “I am a supporter of the reboot of relations between Russia and Moldova at all levels, which will help relieve the tension that has arisen between our countries last year.” According to him, the tension between Chisinau and Moscow is unacceptable - it is directed against the interests of both the Russian and Moldovan peoples.

«The parliament and the government are well aware that I will never sign laws and decisions aimed at worsening relations with Russia. During the popular presidential election, the Moldovan people gave me a mandate to restore partnership with Russia, so I am doing everything in this direction, in which I found support from the Russian president. And from this course I will not back down“- he stressed.

Dodon discussed the issue of "resetting" with V.Putin at the end of the past year, at an informal CIS summit that was held in Moscow. In January, a delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia should arrive in Moldova to discuss this issue.

Unfortunately, there are forces that help to ensure that the “reset” does not take place, that Russian-Moldovan relations do not reach a new level. For this, the “democrats” in parliament do not make concessions about the appointment of new ministers with a dubious reputation, knowing that this will lead to scandal and to a limitation of the powers of the president.

The Democratic Party won not so many votes in the parliamentary elections in 2014. She got the 19 seats (total deputy in the 101 parliament). Unfortunately, having gathered defectors from various parties, the “democrats” now have a majority - 60 votes. This is what they use in tying Dodona’s hands, especially with regard to Russian-Moldovan relations.

But are the “democrats" who call themselves this word really worthy of such a title? In fact, it turns out that they are in favor of restricting democracy. In particular, under the guise of combating "Russian propaganda" they want to ban a demonstration on TV News from Russia.

Dodon refused to sign the law "On the fight against propaganda," calling it "an encroachment on the freedom of citizens." According to him, "it's about censorship based on double standards in the style of the ruling democrats».

The matter has already reached threats to the head of state. On January 7, the chairman of the Constitutional Court Tudor Pantsyru proposed to introduce criminal liability "for non-compliance with constitutional duties". It is nothing but an attempt to crack down on Dodon for refusing to sign the law "On the fight against propaganda." Non-adherence to the Russophobic position is regarded as “non-fulfillment of constitutional duties”.

However, the time of the "Democrats" is not so much. In the autumn of 2018, parliamentary elections are to be held in the country. The people of Moldova, voting for Dodona at the end of 2016, demonstrated a commitment to cooperation with Russia. Therefore, now the balance of power in the parliament can change greatly - in favor of the Socialist Party and those who are taking a sober-minded position on relations with Moscow. It is clear that not only the “democrats” themselves will try to prevent this, but - most importantly - their external patrons. The word, however, the people say.
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 9 January 2018 15: 11
    +6
    The conflict between the president of Moldova, socialist leader Igor Dodon and the “pro-European” parliament is gaining momentum.

    The closer the parliamentary elections, the stronger the confrontation ... and in this regard, the Kremlin cannot be left behind. It is time for Moscow to begin to restore order in the former Soviet republics, so as not to have a second or third Ukraine on its border.
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 9 January 2018 15: 17
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      The president is only on paper without any authority.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 9 January 2018 15: 19
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        Quote: Spartanez300
        The president is only on paper without any authority.

        He has one indisputable trump card, which was chosen by the PEOPLE, not the Parliament.
        1. Spartanez300
          Spartanez300 9 January 2018 15: 29
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          The fact that this trump card does not help him much.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 9 January 2018 15: 42
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            Quote: Spartanez300
            The fact that this trump card does not help him much.

            This trump card does not allow pro-Western forces to categorically stupidly move it or push it somewhere far away, otherwise the people will take all this parliamentary rabble out of their offices.
            1. 210ox
              210ox 9 January 2018 19: 05
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              I would not hope for the PEOPLE. I also have relatives there and I know what and how. Even worse than the ruin. An aggressive minority is supposedly to blame. And in Moldova, at least half of those voters are aggressive and sympathizing.
              Quote: NEXUS
              Quote: Spartanez300
              The fact that this trump card does not help him much.

              This trump card does not allow pro-Western forces to categorically stupidly move it or push it somewhere far away, otherwise the people will take all this parliamentary rabble out of their offices.
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 9 January 2018 19: 07
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                Quote: 210ox
                Hoping for the people, I would not.

                And nobody wants to play such games with the people, because God knows how he will react with a sensible call and pointing his finger at the ghouls. It's like swimming with alligators in the same pool, it’s fun, but not for long.
        2. The Grubby
          The Grubby 9 January 2018 19: 42
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          Quote: NEXUS
          He has one indisputable trump card, which was chosen by the PEOPLE, not the Parliament.


          And the parliament did not choose the people?
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 9 January 2018 21: 59
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        There is a radical way to help Dodon. Send Moldovan migrant workers from Moscow to their homeland and let them arrange a revolution there for the parliament. lol
    2. 210ox
      210ox 9 January 2018 16: 09
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      Yes, it’s time for Andrey .. Only the elections are with us. And THIS IS ALL ...
      Quote: NEXUS
      The conflict between the president of Moldova, socialist leader Igor Dodon and the “pro-European” parliament is gaining momentum.

      The closer the parliamentary elections, the stronger the confrontation ... and in this regard, the Kremlin cannot be left behind. It is time for Moscow to begin to restore order in the former Soviet republics, so as not to have a second or third Ukraine on its border.
  2. iouris
    iouris 9 January 2018 15: 29
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    Yes, all presidents are sitting with their hands tied. This is a sociological or political law.
  3. Lexus
    Lexus 9 January 2018 17: 18
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    If only he wouldn’t repeat the mistake of Pushkin’s Tsar Dadon: he wouldn’t buy the “mattress swindler”, “hard caress” of the “old lady” with low social responsibility and the sweet voices of the “cockerels” there.
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 9 January 2018 19: 41
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    From a sense of self-preservation, pro-European forces Dodon will not be allowed to sit before the parliamentary elections, and if it doesn’t work out, they will start the Maidan or whatever Moldavian it is.
  5. Sergey Cojocari
    Sergey Cojocari 9 January 2018 20: 38
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    Dodon, "as if" with the people. I will explain with an example. He went to Moscow to ask for a 15% discount on gas. Question. For whom??? If Russia sells gas to Moldova at 174 dollars per 1000 cubic meters, and the population pays for the same 1000 cubes at 370 bucks. Who gets the difference ??? Cold water in an apartment costs $ 1 and twenty cents per cubic meter, + sewage of the same water 15 cents. And so on all positions. Dodon, could come up with these questions in Parliament, in the government, then publish their answers in the press ... But he doesn’t. He is the DECLARATOR of INTENTIONS, and nothing more.
    1. Witsapiens
      Witsapiens 13 January 2018 17: 12
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      The difference is the gas service in which your fellow citizens work. Or do you think gas is taken to your home after crossing the Moldovan border?

      Housing and communal services expensive? This is the norm for Europe, they themselves have chosen this course.
      1. Sergey Cojocari
        Sergey Cojocari 13 January 2018 21: 14
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        Countryman, do you know about 20%, above which, according to the laws of Moldova, you can’t make an extra charge on sales?
        1. Witsapiens
          Witsapiens 12 February 2018 18: 05
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          No, I am not aware of the laws of Moldova, and I am not your countryman.
  6. Nemesis
    Nemesis 9 January 2018 22: 29
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    I don’t think that he is with his hands tied ... He’s the same Russophobe as Yanukovych, if not worse ...
    1. elenagromova
      10 January 2018 00: 19
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      Therefore, and in favor of improving relations with Russia and does not accept, in particular, the ban on Russian news?
      1. Nemesis
        Nemesis 10 January 2018 03: 13
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        This is an attempt to sit on two chairs at once ... They are motivated by self-interest and a desire to receive money from Russia, but not love for Russia ... They say about them - How many wolves do not feed, it’s still looking into the forest ... This one will be like Lukashenko, ask Russia for money and immediately ban St. George’s tape and showing the film Crimea ...
        1. elenagromova
          10 January 2018 05: 15
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          There is no reason to think so - he hasn’t done anything yet to blame him
          1. Nemesis
            Nemesis 10 January 2018 06: 58
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            There are enough reasons. His political statements have already proved his duplicity. He has already advocated the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria ..
            1. elenagromova
              10 January 2018 07: 01
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              So far, his statements are just talking about his confrontation with pro-European-minded democrats. It is difficult for him now. At least not the Democrats support.
              1. Nemesis
                Nemesis 10 January 2018 07: 02
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                This statement by him already suggests that he is the same Russophobe as the Crimean Lukashenko who banned the film and that he needs only money from Russia, and they don’t feel love for Russia.
                1. elenagromova
                  10 January 2018 07: 13
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                  He has no other way to say yet. But if he does not unleash a war, then the "democrats" - if favorable conditions arise - will not be disgusted and untied. Or at least make life very difficult for Transnistria. As it happened more than once.
                  1. Nemesis
                    Nemesis 10 January 2018 07: 15
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                    He cannot, let him be silent, and if he makes anti-Russian statements, then all these statements of journalists about this type of love for Russia are unfounded and false, at least ...
                    1. elenagromova
                      10 January 2018 07: 16
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                      OK, you consider him not moderately pro-Russian, but anti-Russian. But is he more anti-Russian than his opponents in parliament? That's what's the matter. False would be the position of one who does not notice the differences.
                      1. Nemesis
                        Nemesis 10 January 2018 07: 18
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                        His parliament has a conscience and speaks openly, but he asks Russia for money and immediately tries to put Russia in his pocket ... which speaks of him as a person without honor ...
                2. elenagromova
                  10 January 2018 07: 15
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                  Do you think the American allies are all right on 100% committed to Washington? No matter how wrong! But the White House is able to support the one who benefits. Why should Russia refuse to support more loyal politicians than the rest? Even if this loyalty is not on 100%.
                  1. Nemesis
                    Nemesis 10 January 2018 07: 17
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                    US allies do not make anti-American statements, and those who do otherwise quickly fall into the category of dictators and oppressors of the people, with known consequences (example, former US ally Saddam Hussein)
                    1. elenagromova
                      10 January 2018 07: 19
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                      Are you suggesting a black and white look for the Bush family?
                      1. Nemesis
                        Nemesis 10 January 2018 07: 20
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                        This is better than feeding at the expense of Russia Bandera Ukraine and the like ...
      2. Sergey Cojocari
        Sergey Cojocari 10 January 2018 22: 30
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        Everyone has a satellite dish in Moldova for a long time, and the parliament decides what the hell. We are watching the whole world!
        We have Moldovans, the same problem as the Russians, the president is busy building relations with Russia and is not at all engaged in domestic politics.
  7. doka
    doka 10 January 2018 00: 15
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    But I still think a trump card like people can help Dodon for some reason forget about Transnistria, and there is some kind of 100 thousand grams, Moldova and it’s typed, but if the workers in Russia say a face or goodbye to catch up it all depends on the will of Russia
  8. elenagromova
    10 January 2018 07: 22
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    Nemesis, the Bandera Ruin is already shelling the Donbass, while Dodon did not shoot a single shot at Transnistria. There is a difference?
    1. Sergey Cojocari
      Sergey Cojocari 10 January 2018 22: 33
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      Well, firstly, Dodon has no one and nothing to shoot at Transnistria, Secondly, Transnistria, thank God, has something to answer. Today is not 92 years old, but 40 km from Tiraspol to the center of Chisinau.
  9. Olezhek
    Olezhek 10 January 2018 16: 35
    +1
    interesting life there, in Moldova
    President dogs hound
    almost like in America .. belay
    1. Sergey Cojocari
      Sergey Cojocari 10 January 2018 22: 39
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      You see, an interesting situation has developed in Moldova. Most politicians and businessmen became related. Someone has become a kumetr, someone is “nash”, someone is “nan”, someone is “nepot”. Mutual responsibility and a demonstration of intentions, this is the credo of the Moldovan politician. Dodon, by the way, godfather of his main opposition ...