President Igor Dodon coughed up that two members of Constitutional Court were appointed on political criteria.
"Socialist Party delegated only two persons in Government and a person in Constitutional Court. From the start, I dissented with the appointment of two members of Constitutional Court would be based on political criteria. The partners who insisted on this format made a great mistake", Igor Dodon mentioned.
The former Socialist MP Vladimir Turcan was promoted to chairman of the Constitutional Court by secret vote by a majority of the constitutional judges.
After the appointment, several NGOs issued a statement expressing their "deep concern about the non-transparent way in which the Parliament appointed the two judges to the Constitutional Court".
In their statement, the NGOs say that "such a way of appointing, without explaining the reasons for cancelling the results of the previously organized contest, based on political criteria, denotes a lack of consideration for this institution and further undermines public confidence in the independence of the High Court".