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CHISINAU, April 26 (Itar-Tass) - Moldova’s former Prime Minister Vlad Filat said Friday he will not nominate himself for a new term at the prime-ministerial post.
He revealed his decision to reporters after the national council of the Liberal Democratic Party he stands at the head of had decided on nominating a different candidate, whose name was not revealed.
“The Liberal Democrats will certainly nominate a candidate but I won’t be taking part in the process,” Filat said. “Talks on forming a new cabinet will begin after President Nicolae Timofti approves a new candidate who will have the right set up a viable government.”
“Considering the previous experience, these talks should be absolutely transparent and understandable for society,” Filat said.
The Liberal Democrats who have 31 seats in the 101-seat parliament will hold talks with the Democrats who have 15 seats, a group of nine independents, and the six MPs who quitted the Liberal Party. To get the parliamentary endorsement of a cabinet, 51 votes are needed.
Along with this, Filat spoke against the leader of the Liberals, Mihai Ghimpu, who challenged his nomination to premiership at the Constitution Court.
The judges ruled that the accusations of corruption, which were made in the course of Filat’s dismissal from the Prime Minister’s office, deprived him of an opportunity to occupy it again.
After the Constitution Court’s ruling, President Timofti appointed Interior Minister Iurie Leanca the country’s Acting Prime Minister.
Filat took the Prime Minister’s post in 2009 and was expected to form a new cabinet before April 12, 2013.
He described the Constitution Court’s ruling as a politically tainted one and said he would file a petition against it with the European Court for Human Rights.