Spokesman of the Democratic Party of Moldova, Vitalie Gămurari declared that the party is boycotting the referendum meant to forcefully remove from office Mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoacă.
"The position and intention of the Democratic Party of Moldova is very clear, for the sole reason that this suggestion came from the Socialist Party and President Igor Dodon. This initiative has nothing to do with the needs of the citizens, nor with the real problems the Capital is facing. It is solely a political move and PDM declares that in no way will it participate in this referendum. Especially since they follow the interests of a single party, a year before the parliamentary elections" Vitalie Gămurari stated.
On Monday, the National Liberal Party made it known that they will not participate in the referendum for dismissal of Chisinau's Mayor, Dorin Chirtoacă. The announcement was made by the party's spokesman, Vitalia Pavlicenco during a TV show on Noroc TV channel.
While leader of PLDM, Viorel Cibotaru, wrote on social networks that it is illegal to remove Dorin Chirtoacă from office without the court's final decision.
Recently other far-right parties, PL, PAS and PUN, have also announced that they will boycott the referendum meant to dismiss Chirtoacă.
Chisinau Municipal Council has established that the referendum will take place on 19th November, after the Socialist party has managed to collect 70 thousand signatures supporting the initiative.
For the Mayor of the Capital to be forcefully dismissed, at least 163 thousand votes are required.
According to the Central Electoral Commission, the referendum will cost the state budget nearly 9 million lei.