LDPM Vice-President, interim Prime Minister, Iurie Leanca, was appointed by the President as the candidate for the function of Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova. A decree in this regard was signed by Nicolae Timofti, who appealed to the Parliament to vote for a new government in order to ensure stability in the country.
Iurie Leanca has 15 days to convince the MPs to vote for the new cabinet.
On Friday evening, Vice-President of LDPM, Liliana Palihovici and deputy Ion Balan, as representatives of the Liberal-Democratic parliamentary faction, but also Iurie Leanca met with the President of the Republic of Moldova. Liliana Palihovici informed the President about the LDPM decision to nominate Iurie Leanca as Prime Minister.
The President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat, had a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador William Moser and the EU countries ambassadors accredited in Chisinau.
During the meeting they discussed the socio-political situation in Moldova in the context of the recent changes in the national legislation made by the Parliament.
Vlad Filat argued the position of the Liberal Democratic Party regarding the legislation adopted and ensured that Moldova's integration into the European Union has been and it remains the first priority for the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova.
The President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat, held a briefing in which he referred to the last political events, stating that the LDPM was, is and will always be unconditionally committed to Moldova's European future and continuation of the process of European integration.
"It is important that the citizens of Moldova and the international community have a clear picture about the actions taking place and how these link with our European objectives", Vlad Filat said, referring in this context to the laws passed by the Parliament last week.
Country's politicians consider the geopolitical and economic benefits of closer ties with the European project or Moscow.
Moldova's prime minister, Vlad Filat, says his country should try to maintain its integration towards the EU.
In a flea market in Moldova's capital you can buy busts of Lenin, furry Russian army hats and gold icons. Next door the Russian language theatre is staging several productions of Chekhov. Billboards in Cyrillic proclaim the sponsor: the local Russian embassy.
Just round the corner, however, the EU's blue flag flies proudly outside the main government building, next to the Moldovan one. Brussels has also paid for a new fleet of trolley buses, adorned with the EU's twinkling stars; the buses rattle past Chisinau's triumphant arch, orthodox nativity cathedral and central park.
On April 26th the extended meeting of the National Political Council (NPC) of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova took place in Chisinau. The meeting was attended by MPs and Liberal Democratic ministers and representatives of local government.
NPC debated the political situation in the light of the recent events and the future actions of LDPM in this context.
LDPM President, Vlad Filat, gave a comprehensive overview of the conditions under which a new agreement was negotiated among the members of the former Alliance and formation of the new government, before the political decision of the Constitutional Court.
The President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat, held a press briefing outlining the position regarding the latest political events and the actions to be taken.
Vlad Filat mentioned that in the last period, LDPM has been involved in a vast process of negotiations to create a new parliamentary majority, overcome the political crisis and inaugurate the new Government, to offer the citizens the stability they need.
"I do not hide that this was a difficult process. We made concessions for citizens, for the European future of each of us. Many cite the lack of flexibility in Moldovan politics. In this case, we made concessions being aware that they are detrimental to the party. But I was guided by a single purpose - to provide a government to the Republic of Moldova for the European future of the country, by respecting the commitments we have made to the citizens. Namely, this refers to a justice system that treats fairly each citizen, a higher speed of the European transformation of the country, which will care better for its citizens. This is the national project, this is the interest of the citizens, who deserve to have a prosperous present and future here at home", LDPM President stated.
The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova has noted with concern the decision taken yesterday by the Constitutional Court, which is purely a political one and it sets a dangerous precedent for the rule of law in Moldova.
This decision gives a biased interpretation to the rule of law and can have a negative long-term impact on the democratic development of the country.
Given this situation, LDPM will act in accordance with the rule of law, the democratic standards and the European authentic values, continuing to act based on its citizens’ interests.
These principles have always been the basis of our actions, also in the last period which was characterized by consultations and negotiations on the appointment of the new government, after the absolutely legal designation of LDPM president, Vlad Filat, for the position of Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova. This was also highly regarded by our Western partners.
The President of the European People's Party (EPP), Wilfried Martens, welcomed the Moldovan President's decision to ask the LDPM leader, Vlad Filat, to form a new government. This is the only credible way that safeguards Moldova’s European integration.
"Vlad Filat has the full support and confidence of all the EPP political family. I am confident that under the leadership of Vlad Filat, the pro-European forces will be able to soon form a functioning government that will implement the remaining reforms as set in the country’s European agenda", Wilfried Martens said.
The EPP President stressed that early elections would lead to prolonged political instability and could jeopardize Moldova’s European perspective.
MEP Monica Macovei, President of Delegation to EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, expressed her confidence and hope that Vlad Filat will be able to form a new government of AEI, which will continue Moldova’s progress for EU integration.
Romanian MEP points out that "it is important that the three vital agreements for Moldova's integration into the European Union be sealed in 2013".
"In the negotiations that are held, the parties and persons involved must find a solution to keep the Republic of Moldova on the European track, placing national interest above any personal or party interests", Monica Macovei stated.
I wish that Moldovan citizens be proud to live in a country that offers equal development opportunities for all. The statement was made by Liliana Palihovici, Vice-President of the Parliament and Vice-President of LDPM, during the meeting with the German Ambassador Matthias Meyer.
"Germany is a strong voice in Europe and German political support is very important for us, especially now, when we aim to become a truly European country. Today we can state with certainty that the cooperative relations between Moldova and Germany have become more consistent and have a lasting and constructive character", Liliana Palihovici said. She specified that as Vice-President of the Moldovan-German Forum she will continue to advocate for increased dialogue between Moldova and Germany.