Vadim Krasnoselsky, Chairman of the Supreme Council (parliament) of Transnistria, has announced that he will be running for president in December.
“I will be running for president independently. I have never belonged and will never belong to any party, not to be bound with the party discipline,” the parliament speaker told a news conference on September 21.
In his words, he has set up a “team of real specialists” who can “being back the lost and given an impetus to Transnistria’s economic development.”
Krasnoselsky said the country is in a deep permanent economic crisis, lacks checks and balances system, which leads to wrong administrative decisions, violations of the Constitution and laws, according to the website of the Supreme Council.
EADaily reported earlier that the opposition to the incumbent authorities in Transnistria swept the parliamentary elections on November 29 2015. President Shevchuk’s team suffered defeat, as the opposition candidates received more than 80% of the seats in the parliament of the sixth convocation. Representatives of the parliament blame the president for the economic and political crisis in the region and urged him to step down.
The presidential nomination started on September 11 and will continue until November 10. Another serious rival of the incumbent president Yevgeny Shevchuk is the former interior minister, General Gennady Kuzmichev. The presidential election in Transnistria is set for December 11.