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Mihai Ghimpu will dissolve Moldova’s Parliament next week

The ad interim president of Moldova, Mihai Ghimpu, announced on Tuesday that he would dissolve the Parliament the following week and confirmed the fact that early elections would be held on 28 November, Mediafax announced quoting ProTV Chisinau.

Gimpu said the Parliament would be dissolved next Tuesday or Wednesday and the early elections would be held on November 28, which means the election campaign should begin two months in advance on September 28.The Constitutional Court in Chisinau decided there were conditions justifying the need to dissolve the Parliament, the head of state having to issue the dissolution decree for the Legislative. According to the court the dissolution is justified by the failure of attempt to elect the head of state on 10 November 2009 and 7 December 2009.

The chairman of the Constitutional Court of Moldova, Dumitru Pulbere, declared that the ad interim president Mihai Ghimpu had to dissolve the Parliament in a reasonable period of time which should not exceed three months.

The Chisinau Parliament amended in May 2010 the law on the election of the president, which means that the Legislative can be dissolved a year after the last dissolution decision. According to the law the final decision belongs to the president of the country, who should issue the decree to dissolve Parliament. The amendment was made upon the recommendation of the Constitutional Court in the condition when the law did not stipulate a deadline in which the Parliament could the dissolved for the second time.

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