Key state posts will be held by PLDM, PL and PDM

MOLDOVA

None of the three main positions in the state will be ceded to the Communists. They will be held by the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM), the Liberal Party (PL) and the Democratic Party (PDM). The statements were made by the PL leader Mihai Ghimpu.

“The Moldova Noastra Alliance (AMN) agrees with such a distribution. This is all I can say at the moment,” Ghimpu said after the official ceremony to tender MP permits held on Friday morning.

The leaders of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI) will meet later today to finalize discussions on the structure of the state institutions. According to them, the result of their meetings will be made public before the first sitting of the Parliament set for August 28.

Also today, the AEI handed over the invitation to dialog to the Communist leader Vladimir Voronin. But the invitation was rejected. The possible meeting of the AEI leaders and the president of the PCRM was scheduled for next week. But the Alliance does not rule out that Vladimir Voronin might not come to the meeting.

“We will see if he comes on Tuesday. We guess another person might come instead of him. But we have to talk to the president of the party, who can take decisions,” Mihai Ghimpu said.

The PDM leader Marian Lupu said that those from the PCRM must realize that it is not a matter of narrow party or personal interests. “We must decide where and how Moldova will go and whether we will again have early elections,” he said.

Earlier, the Communist MP Vladimir Turcan said that the PCRM has the moral right to at least one of the senior state posts. The AEI leaders yet stated they will not negotiate these positions with the Communists as they do not want a wide alliance with the PCRM.

“Let’s remember how Voronin came to talk to use after the April 5 elections. Did he offer us a post? He told us we should vote and that’s all. The fact that we do not have the number of votes needed to elect the head of state does not mean that we should offer posts. One day they would want all the three positions,” Mihai Ghimpu said.

The president of the PLDM Vlad Filat and the AMN leader Serafim Urecheanu repeatedly said that the PCRM needs this dialogue more that the Alliance.

The dialogue between the AEI and the PCRM is necessary as the democratic coalition in the new Parliament holds 53 seats and needs eight more votes to elect the head of state.

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