Most of the constitutional judges, three of the five, by the decision taken on April 15 usurped the High Court in the political interests of the President, stated the leader of the Party of Socialists Igor Dodon. According to him, the judges of the Constitutional Court fragrantly violated the constitutional norms, the own decisions adopted during the past few years, the recommendations of the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission, IPN reports.
“Today’s decision can be compared with the CC decision of June 2019, when Plahotniuc tried to use the pocket Constitutional Court to dissolve Parliament and to set snap parliamentary elections in the hope that he will obtain more seats for his party. In 2019, these attempts were described by the parliamentary majority and by the international community as usurpation of power in the state. As a result, they were declared illegal and the CC judges received a vote of no confidence, tendering their resignations,” said the Socialist leader.
He noted that everyone today saw an attempt to usurp power in the state made by Maia Sandu by using three constitutional judges, “in the style of the fugitive oligarch”. He called on the international partners to intervene and stop such attempted constitutional coups and to restore the rule of law in the Republic of Moldova.
The Constitutional Court on April 15 ruled that there are circumstances that justify the dissolution of Parliament. It noted that the impossibility of forming the Government, in accordance with Article 85, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Constitution, is ascertained as a circumstance that justifies the dissolution of Parliament of the tenth legislature. The decision is definitive, cannot be channeled, takes effect when it is adopted and is published in the Official Gazette.
Two separate opinions on the decision were formulated by Vladimir Țurcan and Sergey Țurcan (dissident opinion).