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Constitution Court of Moldova stops powers of President Dodon

Source : 112 Ukraine

The duties of the president temporarily shifted to chairman of the parliament or prime minister
17:58, 2 January 2018

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The Constitution Court of Moldova temporarily stopped the powers of Ihor Dodon, the President of Moldova. The court made such decision on January 2 on the request of the group of the MPs from the ruling coalition as Interfax reported.

The decision was grounded to the fact that last week Dodon rejected the nominees of five ministers and two vice ministers offered by the prime minister for the second time. According to the legislation, the president possesses a right to reject the nominees only once.

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The Constitution Court decided that the duties of the president temporarily shifted to the chairman of the parliament or prime minister.

One of them will sign the decrees on the appointment of the new members of the government in the next days.

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The similar situation took place in October 2017 when Dodon rejected the nominee of Evgeny Sturza for the position of the Defense Minister for many times. Then the Constitution Court stopped the powers of Ihor Dodon and the chairman of the parliament signed the appointment of Sturza to the post of the Defense Minister.

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