Parliamentarians from the governing Alliance for European Integration gave a generally positive assessment of President Nicolae Timofti’s activities over the first 100 days of his office.
Chairman of the parliamentary Liberal Democratic faction Valeriu Strelet stated to journalists in parliament, “Timofti performs his mission well. He did not interfere into political struggle, voiced his personal opinion only a few times, and rejected only a couple of laws adopted by parliament. On the whole, he is coping with his tasks satisfactorily”.
Liberal Party Deputy Chairperson and head of the parliamentary LP faction Ion Hadarca said that Timofti tried to be impartial and equally distant from all political parties, and he was moderate in his sayings.
“We are glad that he stood aside from political duels or media scandals. The president was cautious, and did not express his political attitudes”, said Hadarca.
He pointed out three achievements that became possible thanks to President Timofti: the Communist opposition had to come back to parliament plenary meetings after their 4-month-long boycott caused by the Parliament’s inability to elect a president; the head of state confirmed his pro-Europe political orientation by visiting Brussels and Bucharest; the president’s vast experience of a jurist has led to a more scrupulous selection of judges to fill the Supreme Court of Justice.
Honorable Chairman of the Democratic Party and leader of the DP parliamentary faction Dumitru Diacov said that Timofti seems to him to be a fairly unsociable person, “but I am glad that he did not have a finger in political showdowns”.
“It was a period of relative calm. Timofti has never been a politician, so we cannot demand the impossible from him. We have the kind of president we wanted: nonpartisan, well-balanced, and reconciling”, said Diacov.
June 30 will mark the first 100 days of President Nicolae Timofti’s office. The parliamentary AEI majority elected him to the post last March 16, and he was inaugurated on March 23.