Constitutional Court of Moldova: President Dodon may be removed from power


The Constitutional Court of Moldova considered the complaint sent by the government of the republic after the refusal of the country’s president Igor Dodon to approve the candidacy of Yevgeny Sturza as defense minister.

The Constitutional Court ruled that the government is responsible for personnel reshuffling in the Ministers Cabinet, and the approval of any candidacies by the head of the state is a “formal act”. At the same time, the verdict says that president Igor Dodon may be removed from the office due to his conflict with the Cabinet.

“The President’s refusal to fulfill his constitutional duties shows his temporary impossibility of fulfilling his obligations, and justifies the announcement of the chairman of the parliament or prime minister as the acting president of the country,” said the chairman of the Constitutional Court of Moldova Tudor Pantsiru.