In June 2019, three months after the parliamentary elections,
the Republic of Moldova faced an unprecedented political and constitutional
crisis after the Constitutional Court decided to dissolve the parliament,
without, as the Venice Commission noted, fulfilling the conditions
The Monitoring Committee welcomes the resilience of the Moldovan
people and the peaceful end of the crisis with the formation of
a parliamentary coalition composed of political parties with divergent
views but determined to pursue a common goal: "the de-oligarchisation
of the country".
The committee welcomes this move but calls on the authorities
to ensure that the reforms undertaken and the "cleansing of institutions"
meet the standards of the Council of Europe, aim at the de-politisation
and the independence of the institutions, in particular those of
the judicial system and the public prosecution office.
The Assembly should call on the authorities, with the assistance
of the Council of Europe, to continue their efforts, improve their
electoral legislation after the abolition of the mixed electoral
system, reform the judicial system, fight against corruption and
money laundering and shed light on the 2014 bank scandal.
The Assembly should follow these developments in the framework
of its monitoring procedure.