The motion of no confidence in the government of the Prime Minister of Moldova, Natalia Gavrilica, received 30 votes, the required minimum of 51 votes. This was announced by the Vice-Speaker of the Parliament, Mikhai Popshoi, whose words were quoted by RIA Novosti.
“The initiative of the vote of confidence failed to receive the required number of votes, the vote failed,” Popsoy said at the parliament session.
It is noted that the lack of votes may be due to the fact that the ruling party holds 63 out of 101 seats in the parliament.
The voting project was submitted to the parliament on September 15 by the opposition bloc of communists and socialists. They explained their initiative by saying that now the country is controlled by the weakest government, which cannot handle the crisis and has allowed the biggest budget deficit in its history. On September 18, the participants of the rally started pitching their tents in front of the Moldovan Parliament, demanding the dissolution of the government and the current composition of the legislature.
Shore Party leader Ilan Shore, who is currently in Israel, addressed the demonstrators in a video message, urging them to demand the resignation of President Maia Sandu, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilica and the ruling Action and Solidarity Party. He also promised that the participants of the rally will be provided with evidence of their involvement in corruption in the near future.