Against people’s will, the Plahotniuc-Dodon cartel has decided to use the politically controlled justice system to bring through the back door their own mayor and completely ignore the backbone of every democracy: the right to vote.
Only in an authoritarian country, can the judiciary ignore without reason the will of the people resulting from a democratic election. It is obvious that the election of Andrei Nastase as the capital mayor of Moldova was an unpleasant surprise for the Plahotniuc-Dodon alliance. Against people’s will, the Plahotniuc-Dodon cartel has decided to use the politically controlled justice system to bring through the back door their own mayor and completely ignore the backbone of every democracy: the right to vote.
The situation has never been worse than today. It is clear that the Plahotniuc-Dodon gang are capable of anything just to retain control of the country. The European Union cannot support or finance such cartels
The Republic of Moldova has committed through the Association Agenda to substantially improve the independence of the judiciary and strengthen the rule of law. The decision made yesterday to invalidate the results of the elections and the will of the citizens of Chisinau casts serious doubts on the commitment of the Moldovan authorities to advance reforms.
All institutions of the European Union have previously expressed the importance of functioning democratic mechanisms in Moldova, such as the multi-party system. Yesterday’s decision stands as proof that Moldovan authorities did not undertake sufficient efforts to gain the trust of international partners in the functioning of the Moldovan institutions.
Governments and politicians should always exercise their power with great caution within their constitutional mandate. Any threats to the balance of power in Moldova endangers the European path of the Republic of Moldova.
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Plahotniuc-Dodon cartel have robbed Moldovan citizens of their last democratic right