CHISINAU, December 2. /TASS/. Moldova’s president-elect Maia Sandu has warned she will urge the people to take to the streets, if parliament approves the decision to strip the president of control of the Service of Information and Security.
She was speaking at a news briefing on Wednesday. Sandu said that a corresponding bill had already been submitted to the national legislature for consideration.
"The bill that puts the Information and Security Service beyond the president’s control is an act of anti-democratic abuse by a politician who has lost the presidential election… We will protest this abuse in the Constitutional Court and ask the people for help to protect democracy," she said.
Sandu accused the incumbent president, Igor Dodon, of an attempt to cut presidential powers before she takes office and of usurping power.
Dodon’s term of office expires on December 23. The Central Election Commission declared that Sandu emerged the winner in the presidential election runoff on November 15. Moldova’s Constitutional Court is now to validate the election returns and the mandate of the new president.