Usatii calls on supporters to join the mass protest: "We must wake up the whole Moldova!"
The leader of Our Party Renato Usatii calls on Moldovans to go to the mass protest, which will be held on Sunday, May 14, to prevent the final seizure of Moldova.
“We support all the protests against the ruling regime and against another speculation,” Usatii said live on Facebook.
The leader of Our Party called on both his supporters and all Moldovans to protest: “Everybody, come to the square at the parliament on Sunday May 14, because I and Our Party support all opposition protests against the ruling regime.”
Pickets organized by civil society against the initiative of oligarch Vladimir Plakhotnyuk and President Igor Dodon on transition to a mixed electoral system are already ongoing in Moldova for a week. It is expected that a series of pickets will end with a mass protest, which will be held on Sunday, at 12:00 in the square in front of the Moldovan parliament.
Recall that on March 7, the head of the Democratic Party, the oligarch Vladimir Plakhotnyuk initiated a bill on transition to a single-mandate election of deputies to the parliament in 101 single-mandate constituencies. After a month and a half, on April 18, President Igor Dodon, confirming the experts’ opinion on coordination of his actions with Vladimir Plakhotnyuk, proposed to approve a mixed electoral system where 51 deputies would be elected by lists and 50 – by single-mandate constituencies. According to his proposal, in the parliament elected according to this system, 25 deputies will have to represent the Diaspora and Transnistria.
According to Dodon’s plan, the remaining 25 deputies will be elected in the regions of the right-bank Moldova. It is not mentioned in the draft how exactly they are going to hold elections in the territory of Transnistria, which is not controlled by the Moldovan authorities. At the same time, in 2013, Vladimir Plakhotnyuk has already put forward such an initiative in the parliament. As a result, the draft law on the modification of the Moldovan electoral system from proportional to the mixed was adopted by the parliament, but later the deputies from LDPM and PSRM revoked it.