Omega: Recean Is Preparing to Replace Gavrilita as Prime Minister

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The standing bureau of the ruling PAS party met on Saturday at President Maia Sandu’s dacha in Golercani to discuss the party’s near-term action plan. An employee of one of the participants in the meeting told Omega news agency that the discussions focused primarily on the results of a closed survey conducted by Magenta at PAS’s request, ahead of the announcement of the Chisinau mayoral election. Based on the results of that poll, the sitting mayor, Ion Ceban, is the favorite of Chisinau residents, with 47% of voters willing to vote for him today. From among the activists of the ruling PAS party, MP Lilian Carp was a leader – 7% of voters would vote for him. He was followed by Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu (about 1.5%) and Minister of Agriculture Vladimir Bolea (about 1%). The same meeting discussed the scenario under which Natalia Gavrilita’s cabinet would soon be dismissed due to the decline in trust in the government revealed in the same survey. Dorin Recean, former head of the Interior Ministry in the government led by Vladimir Filat who was dismissed for corruption, is to replace her. Recean is currently the secretary of the Supreme Security Council under President Maia Sandu. The “Golercan meeting” of the ruling PAS party’s standing bureau continued late into the night and ended with a barbeque on the bank of the Nistru River, reports. The interlocutor of the agency said that the “informal” part was not attended by deputies Doina Gherman and Lilian Carp.