He can not run for Parliament, said the head of Parliament of Moldova

© Sputnik / Miroslav to Waterpalace in fotoreceptor of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian CANDU. Archival photoHe can not run for Parliament, said the head of Parliament of Moldova© Sputnik / Miroslav to Retirerait the image Bank

The Chairman of the Parliament of Moldova Andrian CANDU said that the President of the Republic Igor Dodon has no right to participate in parliamentary elections.

Earlier, Igor Dodon said that he was considering the opportunity to take part in the parliamentary election lists of the party of socialists of Moldova (psrm), but will not abandon his present position.

«Under the Constitution, the President must be a kind of referee who balances the forces, including political parties. In our country laws does Parliament think that we will deal with this aspect so that he was not an active participant in parliamentary elections», — said the candidate Thursday, the TV channel N4.

According to the speaker, the current legislation does not allow the President to become a candidate for parliamentary elections or support anyone.

Moldovan deputies in late July decided that the next elections of deputies will pass in the country on 24 February 2019. They will first be held under a mixed electoral system. Under the new rules, half of the deputies selected under party lists and the other in single-mandate constituencies.

The mixed electoral system provides for the continuation for parties of minimum 6-percent threshold for representation in Parliament, the elections in single-member constituencies in a single round, the election of the special districts of the Transnistrian region, and also the fact that Diaspora will have their representatives in the Parliament of Moldova. Local law stipulates that parliamentary elections in Moldova are held every four years.