The Bloc of Communists and Socialists (BCS) is demanding the dissolution of parliament and early parliamentary elections amid the revocation of the licences of six TV channels, and have therefore announced a boycott of the session today, 22 December.
The demands were made from the central rostrum of parliament after the parliamentary opposition requested a 30-minute recess which it used to adopt the decision, realitatea.md reports.
“We stand in solidarity with more than a thousand people who have lost their jobs. We stand in solidarity with the local administration, with the citizens, with those who fight for democracy, regardless of the political situation.
The result is that we have state institutions that struggle with the opposition, citizens and journalists.
It is impossible to find common ground with this parliament on pressing issues. It is clear that this parliament must be dissolved. We demand the dissolution of parliament and early parliamentary elections. The BCS will boycott this parliamentary session and we will travel around the country to o seek advice from the citizens.
I have already told you: love and hate, just like government and opposition, are only one step apart,” Vlad Batrincea told the parliamentary majority MPs.
On 16 December, the Commission for Emergency Situations decided to suspend the broadcasting licenses of six TV stations in Moldova during the state of emergency. These are Primul în Moldova, Accent TV, NTV Moldova, RTR Moldova, TV6 and Orhei TV.
Today, 22 December, a protest against the closure of 6 TV channels was held in front of the Parliament.