The Parliament of Moldova stated that the conditions for appointment to the post of Prosecutor General of Eduard Harunjen were not observed and recommended the president to dismiss him.

The Parliament of Moldova stated that the conditions for appointment to the post of Prosecutor General of Eduard Harunjen were not observed and recommended the president to dismiss him.

The parliamentary majority deputies adopted the corresponding resolution at a meeting on Tuesday with 56th votes, recommending to the President of the countries on its basis to sign a decree on termination of official relations with Eduard Harunjen in connection with the violation of the provisions of the Law on the Prosecutor’s Office when he was appointed to the post of Prosecutor General. The author of the resolution, Chairman of the Legal Commission on Appointments and Immunity, Sergiu Litvinenco, noted that the procedure was disrupted when Eduard Harunjen was appointed to the post of Prosecutor General, since, according to Art. 17 point 1 letter e), a person could apply for the position of Prosecutor General, in case if he/she was not a member of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors during the last 6 months. At the same time, Eduard Harunjen as the acting General Prosecutor for 9 months prior to the competition for the post of Prosecutor General, was a member of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors, since the Prosecutor General is a member of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors. According to Sergiu Litvinenco, the fact that Eduard Harunjen, being a member of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors, did not participate in it's meetings, does not say anything, since formally his non-participation in the meeting does not invalidate his quality as a council member. Sergiu Litvinenco pointed out that Eduard Harunjen, being the acting General Prosecutor and a member of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors, had real control and influence on the members of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors who were his subordinates and could not be objective in assessing his boss. In turn, deputies from the opposition Democratic Party severely criticized the decision of the ruling majority, calling it unfounded. They stressed that there are no legitimate reasons for the resignation of Eduard Harunjen, and the Constitutional Court had previously recognized that Eduard Harunjen was not a member of the Supreme Council of Prosecutors, had not attended it's sessions, and the competition for the positions of Prosecutor General was legal. // 09.07.2019 — InfoMarket.

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