The constitution sitting of Parliament, in accordance with the legislature’s regulations, is chaired by the oldest MP. In the current legislature, as in the previous one, the oldest among the MPs is Eduard Smirnov of the Party of Socialists. The chair invites the president of the Constitutional Court to present the report on the results of the parliamentary elections and the validation of the seats of the elected MPs, IPN reports.
After Parliament is legally constituted, the Speaker and Deputy Speakers are elected and the Standing Bureau is established. Within ten days of the legal constitution of Parliament, the parliamentary groups that consist of at least five elected MPs are formed.
The Speaker is elected for the period of the legislature’s mandate by secret ballot. The Deputy Speakers are elected at the suggestion of the Speaker following consultations with the parliamentary groups, by open ballot, by a majority of votes of MPs.
The Standing Bureau is the Parliament’s working body that is set up by ensuring the proportional representation of the parliamentary groups and consists of the Speaker and Deputy Speakers.
The heads, deputy heads, secretaries, members and substitute members of the Parliament’s standing commissions are elected by a majority of votes of MPs. The nominal composition of the standing commissions is set by ensuring the proportional representation of the parliamentary group.
After the Constitutional Court validated the snap parliamentary elections of July 11, 2021, President Maia Sandu signed a decree by which the constitution sitting of the new Parliament of the eleventh legislature was called for July 26, 10am.
Three political entities will form part of the new Parliament: the Party of Action and Solidarity with 63 seats of MP, the Electoral Bloc of the Communists and the Socialists with 32 seats, and the Shor Party with six seats.