In the second (final) reading PAS MPs voted for the denunciation of the Convention on the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, signed in Minsk in 1995.
The bill was approved by fifty-three ruling party MPs in the second reading. Communist and Socialist MPs voted against the bill, a-tv.md reports.
MPs from the prohibited Șor party continue to boycott parliamentary sessions, in a protest against the Government's abuse of the parliamentary opposition.
When the bill was presented to the Parliament in the first reading, Ruslan Bolbocean, state secretary of the Foreign Ministry, being asked what benefits Moldovan citizens would receive after the CIS agreements denunciation, said it was a “political decision” taken after consultations with the President.
“Previously, I mentioned that it was a political decision of the Parliament's Permanent Bureau. After consultations with the Moldovan President, consideration and agreement of all the structures, the denunciation was deemed well-timed,” Bolbocean explained.