In Moldova, banned Russian news against the will of the president

The Constitutional Court (CC) of Moldova has found a way to approve a law banning the broadcasting of news and information and analytical programs from Russia, twice rejected by the president. This Friday, January 5, RIA Novosti reported.

The court ruled that this decision can be made by the speaker of the parliament or the prime minister, empowered to temporarily perform the duties of head of state. For this, President Igor Dodon will again be dismissed.

The law on combating foreign propaganda was passed by the parliament in late December 2017. It prohibits the broadcasting of television and radio programs with information, information-analytical, military or political content that are produced in countries that have not ratified the European Convention on Transfrontier Television.

Dodon twice rejected him and appealed to the Constitutional Court about the constitutionality of his provisions. In this case, according to the law of Moldova, he is obliged to approve this document in the event that the parliament accepts it twice.

Earlier in the Constitutional Court with the request to appoint the acting head of the state, Sergei Syrbu, the deputy from the parliamentary majority of the Democratic Party, applied. He recalled that in October 2017, the CC authorized the Speaker of Parliament Andrian Kand to sign a decree on the appointment of Defense Minister Yevgeny Sturza after the president’s refusal.

On January 2, 2018, the Constitutional Court suspended Dodon’s authority for appointing a new Foreign Minister and six members of the government. Acting as head of state for the adoption of these decisions will be the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Andrian Candu.