...AND STAND FOR COALITION ENLARGEMENT18.09.2007
Chisinau. The Moldova Noastra Alliance, the Democratic Party, and the Christian Democratic Popular Party presume the majority coalition in the Chisinau Municipal Council needs to be enlarged.
CDPP leader Iurie Rosca presumes the coalition should attract to its ranks the Social Democrats (5 councilors) and 2 councilors representing the Party of the Humanists.
Rosca stressed, the Council parties should not hunt for high posts but should focus on the main job and destination - managing the city economy. He said the CDPP stands ready to sacrifice, if necessary, the posts of a deputy mayor and a pretor, which belong to it in accordance with the coalition agreement.
MNA leader Serafim Urechean said the Alliance stands for a broader coalition in the Council, and presumes there exist all conditions necessary for this. He emphasized democratic parties in Moldova have gained experience of negotiations on forming post-election alliances, and thank to this experience they have come to power in 21-of -32 raions of Moldova.
Yet Urechean stated he would not sacrifice the MNA's posts of a Chisinau deputy mayor and a pretor, for "if the MNA is governing the capital city, we are supposed to have the possibility of partaking directly in decision-making".
Democratic Party Chairman Dumitru Diakov said that if it comes to sacrificing the DP's posts in the city administration for the sake of a compromise, "I am ready to consider this question".
LP leader Mihai Ghimpu said that not a singe coalition party demanded posts in the Chisinau administration, and that the initiative of their distribution belonged to the Liberals. He hopes the majority coalition can be enlarged, and said the Liberal Party would continue talks with other democratic councilors.