The Constitutional Court of Moldova prohibited the parliament from considering the candidacy of Igor Grosu for the post of prime minister until the final decision on the decree of President Maia Sandu on his nomination for the post of prime minister.
In particular, as noted in the decision of the Constitutional Court, it rejected the petition to suspend the decree of the President of Moldova dated March 16 on the appointment of Igor Grosu as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister, but accepted for consideration the request of the deputies from the Socialist Party of RM to review the constitutionality of this decree, and the decision of the Constitutional Court will essentially be adopted at a meeting of the Constitutional Court on March 22. The Constitutional Court noted that in order to comply with the principle of constitutional loyalty (see decision No. 7 of May 18, 2013, §49; decision No. 33 of October 10, 2013, §50; decision No. 30 of December 8, 2015, §43 ), if the presidential decree on the appointment of a candidate for prime minister is challenged on the basis of its unconstitutionality, the parliament must wait for the decision of the Constitutional Court and begin the relevant parliamentary proceedings only if the constitutionality of the decree has been confirmed (see decision no.20 of 16 February 2021, §5 and the case-law cited there). // 19.03.2021 — InfoMarket.