Democratic Party of Moldova

Press release

18 June 2019

PDM faction requested the Parliament to form an Inquiry Commission to investigate the funding from abroad for political parties

PDM faction requested the Parliament to form an Inquiry Commission to investigate the funding from abroad for political parties

The PDM parliamentary faction requested to be established an Inquiry Commission to clarify all the circumstances of possible attacks on the national security and undermining of country’s sovereignty by foreign funding of some political parties from Moldova.

PDM MPs suggested to form the Inquiry Commission with all the responsible state authorities which can hear the involved parties and people and present to the Parliament, in 60 days, a report with clarifications regarding all the circumstances of possible attacks on the national security of the Republic of Moldova.

Art. 41 of the Constitution provides rights and obligations for parties and socio-political organisations. The Constitution provides explicit restrictions for parties that millitate against the sovereignty and independence of the country.

The legislation on political parties and the Electoral Code stipulate express interdictions on funding of parties from foreign sources. Parties funding, directly or indirectly, is strictly forbidden and is sanctioned very strictly, including by exclusion of the party from political and electoral activity.

Recently, in the public space appeared video footages that show the President of our country admitting that the Socialists Party of the Republic of Moldova is monthly financed by the Russian Federation. It is not excluded that there are also other cases of foreign funding for other political parties.

The PDM faction considers that the Parliament, as the supreme legislative body, cannot remain indifferent to this situation and is obliged to take measures and to elucidate all the circumstances of possible attacks on the national security and undermining of the national soveriegnty through foreign funding of several political parties from Moldova.

The PSRM-ACUM majority coalition did not supported this proposal.