Moldovan PM calls for reconstruction of present ruling alliance

Moldova’s Prime Minister Vlad Filat on Monday called for the reconstruction of the ruling Alliance for European Integration, saying it is the only solution to lead the country ahead.

Filat, who heads the senior coalition partner Liberal Democratic Party, said his position is firm and asked the other two parties of the coalition to make public their option.

“More than one year ago, we started vast democratic transformations, which also we, the Alliance for European Integration, should carry through,” he stressed.

Moldova’s Central Electoral Commission Monday unveiled the final results of the snap parliamentary elections which granted four political parties seats in the new parliament, news reaching here reported.

The Communists led by former President Vladimir Voronin will have 42 out of 101 parliamentary seats, the Liberal Democrats 32 seats, the Democrats of Marian Lupu, a former Communist parliament speaker 15 seats, while the Liberals of Parliament Speaker and Acting President Mihai Ghimpu 12 seats.

“The Liberal Democrats will not have a dialogue with the Communists,” said Filat, stressing that 60 percent of the voters cast their ballots for the parties of the ruling coalition and the political class must respect the choice of voters.

Filat’s categorical statement aroused great concern, as local media said one of his allies, the Democrats, are negotiating with the Communists for a coalition.

Moldova held a snap election on Nov. 28, the country’s third parliamentary race in one and a half years.

The country, landlocked between Romania and Ukraine, has been in a long-time political stalemate as the parliament could not elect a head of state.

Under the constitution, the parliament elects the head of state and if no candidate gets the required 61 votes in the 101-seat parliament in two rounds of vote, the parliament will be dissolved.

The new configuration of the parliament indicated a still uncertain political situation in the country, since neither the Communists which got most votes, nor the three parties that are in the ruling coalition have enough seats to ensure that their presidential candidate is elected.

The just-dissolved parliament was elected in the July 2009 and is made up of 48 deputies of the Communist Party, 18 of the Liberal Democratic Party, 15 of the Liberal Party, 13 of the Democratic Party and seven of Our Moldova Alliance. The latter four parties formed a ruling coalition.

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