February 25, 2014 15:55
Timofti says Moldovan president must be elected by people
CHISINAU. Feb 25 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti has called for restricting presidential powers and holding universal presidential elections.
"Moldova is not a presidential republic yet the head of state should be elected by the people. I do not mean to say that I am dependent on those who have elected me but like it or not such interpretations are being made. The president must be elected by people," Timofti told reporters on Tuesday after a sitting of the Moldovan Supreme Security Council.
The president said his powers should continue to be reduced.
"The president of a parliamentary republic does not need vast powers; they should be restricted," said Timofti, who was elected to the presidency two years ago. His election by the parliamentary majority of the Alliance for European Integration put an end to the protracted political crisis, which had lasted for 917 days.
The powers of former President Vladimir Voronin expired on April 7, 2009. The parliament failed to elect a new president with three-fifth of votes (61 out of 101) and early parliamentary elections were held twice, on July 29, 2009, and on November 28, 2010. Former Chairman of the Supreme Magistrate Council Timofti was elected president on March 12, 2012. The opposition Party of Communists considered his election illegal.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 25, 2017
Gazprom reducing plans to develop storage, financing ahead of "pre-election winter"
MegaFon might pay out 32.25 rubles/share for 2016
Russia secures right to export fish to Brazil, seeking permission to ship grain
MegaFon Q1 revenue up 14.7% with Mail.ru, down 0.8% without
Rostec, CBR to share information on cyber attacks, countermeasures
Ministry warns against illusions about long-term growth of air travel in Russia
Ministers of 26 countries, heads of 250 major companies to attend SPIEF - St. Pete governor
MEGAFON EXPECTS OIBDA, WITHOUT MAIL.RU, OF 112 BLN-118 BLN RUBLES IN 2017 - COMPANY
MEGAFON'S NEW DIVIDEND POLICY CALLS FOR PAYING OUT AT LEAST 70% OF FCF, NOT INCLUDING MAIL.RU RESULTS - COMPANY
MEGAFON, WITHOUT MAIL.RU, SEES REVENUE SLUMP 0.8% TO 74.49 BLN RUBLES IN Q1, BELOW FORECAST
MEGAFON MIGHT PAY OUT 32.25 RUBLES/SHARE FOR 2016 - COMPANY
MEGAFON, WITH MAIL.RU, UPS REVENUE TO 86.25 BLN RUBLES IN Q1 FROM 75.15 BLN RUBLES PRO FORMA A YEAR EARLIER
Moscow press review for May 25, 2017
Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has given an interview to Interfax correspondent Veronika Vishnyakova in which he speaks about his recent talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Pakistan-Russian interaction on Afghanistan, as well as his expectations from upcoming entry of Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Austrian Ambassador to Russia Emil Brix has given an interview to Interfax foreign political desk chief Olga Golovanova on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of bilateral relations, in which he speaks about Austria‘s position on Ukraine in light of resolving the South Tyrol conflict, about the use of sanctions in international relations, which he considers unwise, about Austria‘s neutral status, as well as Austrian-Russian energy cooperation.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini has given an interview to Interfax correspondents Alexander Korzun and Viktor Onuchko ahead of her first visit to Russia. The interview covers such issues as prospects of partnership between the European Union and Russia, the situation in Ukraine, anti-Russian sanctions and the Syrian conflict.