According to the news agency BASA-Press, Dumitru Diacov, who was elected to parliament on behalf of the Democratic Moldova Bloc and he was the co-chairman of this bloc, said that he took part in elections with an “own message” and that he would do better to promote social democratic values alone. He noted that in the 2003 local elections his Democratic Party “enjoyed the support of about eight percent of voters,” and rejected accusations that he had used the Democratic Moldova Bloc to enter the parliament.
Urechean noted that his faction will not participate in the presidential election, “and if Mr. Diacov votes Vladimir Voronin, who has been fielded as a Communist for the post of chief of state, it will be clear why he decided to create a faction of his own.”
Meanwhile, Dumitru Diacov, leader of the Democratic Party faction, said that “the distinction from the BMD means to have your own social democratic message, rather than the refusal to cooperate with this parliamentary faction.”
President Vladimir Voronin confirmed at the Thursday sitting of the parliament that the PCRM has decided to propose him for the post of chief of state. Elsewhere, Voronin praised the Tarlev cabinet and called the old cabinet to continue its activity till creation of a new executive.
“The cabinet demonstrated very good results and this is a reason to keep the most of ministers in their acting offices, including Vasile Tarlev. However, a final decision in this regard will be passed after election of the chief of state,” Voronin added.
This purpose requires joint efforts for implementation of the European Union’s Action Plan for Moldova; creation of an independent judiciary; economic and social development; settlement of the Transnistrian conflict and security of borders; improved conditions for the use of the official language, etc.
“In spite of different political visions, we must not stick to minor internal debates, as we risk to lose the strategic objective, the integration in the European Union,” Lupu recommended. He called for signing this document by the end of the Thursday session.
The new deputies decided to hold the presidential election on April 4. The mandate of President Vladimir Voronin runs off on April 7.