CHIŞINĂU (Imedia) -
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Vlad Filat suggests that he will not accept the „blackmail and conditions" put forth by the Democratic Party (DP), which has proposed a number condition sfor the revival of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI) after legislative elections on November 28, 2010. „The LDP will not be a party that will make problems in terms of reviving the AEI. At the same time, we will not accept blackmail and conditions. They say: if you don't offer us what we want, down the line, 1, 2, 3, 4, and maybe more conditions than you have fingers on your hand, then we're going to the Communists. I do not want such situations. If someone wants to join the Communists, they can," Mr. Filat suggests.
Since the LDP, the Liberal Party (LP), and the Moldova Noastra [Our Moldova] Alliance have said publicly they will refuse to create a coalition with the Party of Communists (PC), the Democrats will likely have a choice of allies between the former AEI members and the PC after the November 28 elections. Consequently, DP General Secretary Valeriu Lazar said recently that the AEI could be recreated after November 28 if the Alliance accepts a left-wing cabinet program and a DP Prime Minister.
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Viorel Badea, the Romanian Senator representing the diaspora, argues that the border treaty between Chisinau and Bucharest was not signed at the right time. „In my view, this was not the time to sign the treaty because there are a lot of issues to talk about. Technical issues were solved, but let us not forget that we are talking about borders. Moreover, I would not call it a treaty, but an agreement, because that is what it is - a technical agreement. It is normal for international authorities to congratulate Romania for signing a treaty because any agreement between two states generates sympathy from international authorities," Mr. Badea notes.
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LDP doctors and lawyers will be offering free medical and legal assistance to poor Moldovans in villages. Mircea Buga, the head of the National Medical Insurance Company and LDP members, says that 363 villages in Moldova have no local doctor. „During our campaign - Doctors Against Poverty - 116 mobile teams examined 3,400 people, of which 1,161 were subject to investigations and eight were hospitalized," Mr. Buga adds.
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The Humanist Party (HP) would like to create a large coalition that would elect Moldovan Metropolitan Vladimir (belonging to the Russian Patriarchy) as Moldovan President.
„In order to overcome the current crisis, the HP is proposing the formation, immediately after elections, of an apolitical Government. The President, the Speaker, the Prime Minister, cabinet members - all of them need to give up narrow party interests, leave ambitions aside, and suspend their party memberships," says HP leader Valeriu Pasat.
A few days prior to this announcement, the Moldovan Metropolitan Synod said it was against the church's involvement in the „political battle."
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The General Prosecutor's (GP) office asks for the removal of Judge Galina Moscaliuc from the Buiucani Sector Court. Ms. Moscaliuc is presiding over the case of police inspector Ion Perju, who is suspected of having killed anti-Communist protester Valeriu Boboc during the April 2009 repression campaign.
The GP's office says that Ms. Moscaliuc has displayed „behavior that lacks impartiality." „The judge refused to offer the prosecutor a right to reply, and to present a tape of the telephone conversations of Mr. Perju, which show that he broke house arrest rules by trying to influence witnesses and saying that 'everything is taken care of," a press release from the GP's office says.
The judge rejects accusations.
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The Information and Security Service (ISS) transfers 5,000 files belonging to people subject to political repression in the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Moldovan Republic and the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic between 1920 and 1951. „The transfer of files has one purpose - to reveal the crimes of Communism. I think the time has come to close the page with our totalitarian past and to look tot he future. We do not have the right to forget," says interim President Mihai Ghimpu, who is also Liberal Party (LP) head.
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Moldovan exports to Russia go up over 30 percent in the first nine months of this year, compared to the same period last year. Exports to the CIS also go up 20 percent. Exports to the EU only go up two percent, taking the weight of EU members in Moldova's foreign trade from 53 to 48 percent.
Leading Communist M.P. Mark Tkaciuk says that a letter attributed to him, which was published in a number of Moldovan media outlets, is fake. He threatens to sue the first newspaper that published it.
A number of media outlets in the country published a letter that was allegedly from Mr. Tkaciuk to former President and current Party of Communists (PC) leader Vladimir Voronin, sent on June 13. The letter says that if the PC wins elections in November, it will criminally prosecute the businesspeople that have given money to the current majority coalition, restrict the access of Moldovans to Romania (including students), reintroduce the visa regime with Romania, reinstall barbed wire at the border with the Prut, and examine the possibility of getting Moldova out of the small-scale border traffic.