The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova approved the resignation of Igor Dodon from the position of deputy
On Thursday, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova approved the resignation of the former President Igor Dodon, who ten days ago also announced his retirement from the leadership of the Socialist Party, which he founded in 1997.
In favor of his resignation, 70 of the 101 deputies of the Moldovan legislature expressed themselves during a session broadcast live from the parliament, according to EFE and Agora.md, quoted by Agerpres.
Thus, the majority of deputies voted a decision of the parliament that declared the vacancy of Igor Dodon in the legislature, after he announced his resignation.
Igor Dodon, a pro-Russian politician who served as head of state between 2016 and 2020, was a politician close to Russia, was defeated in the second round of the November presidential election last year by pro-European candidate Maia Sandu, the current president .
In the July 2021 parliamentary elections, the Bloc of Socialists and Communists, led by Igor Dodon and Vladimir Voronin, was defeated by Maia Sandu’s Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), which needed 63 of the legislature’s 101 seats. unicameral al. The Republic of Moldova has thus secured an absolute majority.
The 46-year-old former socialist president announced on October 19 that he had agreed to lead the Moldovan-Russian business union, founded by the Russian Businessmen’s Association Delovaia Rossia, co-chaired by millionaire Igor Ceaika, the son of . former Russian Attorney General Yuri Tseaika
Delovaia Rossia brings together over 7,000 businessmen and 400 deputies of various levels.
“I see no point in continuing in the current parliament. I think I can actually perform other functions”, said Dodon when he made public his decision to resign.