Moldova. Soviet Occupation Day unconstitutional.

14 Jul 2010

The Constitutional Court ruled that Mihai Ghimpu’s decree to institute the Soviet Occupation Day on June 28 is unconstitutional. The Court’s president Dumitru Pulbere argued Mihai Ghimpu tried to assess the historical events from legal viewpoint. The decree is to be annulled, Info-Prim Neo reports.

The verdict was given in the absence of the Acting President, who left when the judges withdrew for deliberations. At 1pm, Mihai Ghimpu was to go on a visit to Razeni village of Ialoveni district.

The Communists Party’s jurist Sergiu Sarbu said the Court’s decision is logical and predictable as Mihai Ghimpu misused his power. Deputy Minister of Justice Oleg Efrim, the Government’s representative at the Constitutional Court, said the Court’s decision is final so that the decree will be annulled.

Mihai Ghimpu issued the decree whereby June 28 was declared the Soviet Occupation Day on June 24. On June 28, 2010, it was 70 years since Moldova became part of the Soviet Union.

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