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Moldovan prime minister’s resignation was expected: expert

Chiril Gaburici. Photo: prime. md

Moldova’s economic difficulties along with the expected resignation of Chiril Gaburici’s government point at unsuitability of the incumbent authorities, says Veaceslav Ionită, ex-head of the Parliamentary Committee for Economy, Budget, and Finance.

“There are six banks under state management, Chiril Gaburici has resigned, and there is a complete chaos. We are not moving into the abyss, we are flying into it. Moreover, it is not clear when we will occur in it eventually. There is full uncertainty of what is happening in economy, recession is everywhere, Gaburici has resigned – all this shows the unsuitability of the incumbent authorities,” Ionită says.

Political analyst Vitaly Andriyevsky says Gaburici has resigned as those in power have finally realized that the country needs radical reform, first, specific results of the anti-corruption measures.

“If we fail to start revolution from above – create an efficient parliamentary majority, replace ministers, jail those who have been detained for corruption – the revolution will start from below. If the authorities have not yet realized the real state of affairs, this will eventually result in snap parliamentary elections,” Andriyevsky says.

Political analyst Oazu Nantoi is sure a new government will be formed shortly. “In the light of the recent events, elections, and strains, the minority government is still under question.  What will our parliamentary factions do? Will they go on reconfiguration of power? There are many scenarios,” Nantoi says. He qualified the situation in the country as very grave. 

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According to Reuters, Moldova's Prime Minister Gaburici resigned over 'fake diploma' inquiry and banking scandal. “The prosecutors appear to have brought things to a head after he called last Monday for them to resign because of their inability to track down the embezzlers involved in the banking swindle. He also asked for the resignation of the central bank chief,” Reuters reported.

“My gesture is not a retreat, but a step forward. I hope, it will help forming a new ruling majority in the parliament,” Gaburici said explaining his decision to resign. He said it was his own decision. “A manager on the post of the prime minister has no power or freedom of action. We cannot simulate reforms not to become complicit in what is going on in the country,” the ex-prime minister said.

Prime Minister of Moldova Chiril Gaburici tendered his resignation after working as prime minister for about 100 days. Gaburici was nominated as prime minister by leader of the Liberal Democrats Vlad Filat. On February 18 2015, Gaburici’s government was approved. On the same day, media reported that two criminal cases were opened in Russia against Gaburici. Later, Gaburici faced another scandal over falsification of his school diploma after Education Minister Maia Sandu cast doubt on its validity.

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