The Moldovan Communist Party (MCP) is resolutely going to defend its symbols and will never betray the Sickle and the Hammer, symbolizing the historic union of the main two classes of any civil society – industrial workers and farmers, the ex-President of Moldova, MCP Chairman Vladimir Voronin, stated to the press this past weekend.
On Saturday, he said, an extraordinary plenum of the MCP Central Committee discussed the situation, which emerged after the parliamentary AEI majority had passed a law on condemning the totalitarian communist regime and on prohibiting the using of the Sickle and the Hammer for political purposes.
“These decisions showed that the ruling Alliance for European Integration are going out of their mind. At the Saturday’s plenum, the Communist Party voted for a decision to preserve our political symbols, and we shall be defending our Sickle and Hammer by all possible legal means. We shall not denounce the symbols, because they are not ours – they are international historic symbols, under which workers and peasants had struggled for their rights for centuries. These are the symbols of victory over Nazism. To denounce them would mean to betray the interests of our people and of our country’s historic past”, stated the former Moldovan president.
He stressed that the AEI constituent parties are doing all they can to outlaw the Communist Party – the largest and influential-most political organization in Moldova, having the largest faction in parliament.
“Now they may well decide to hold parliamentary elections so as to not let us participate in them. They have chosen a destructive path. The prohibition of the Sickle and the Hammer is but a denial of the nation’s past and of our common historic heritage. And this is a serious blow on the Republic of Moldova’s very statehood”, said Vladimir Voronin.
Voronin said also that the Chairmen of 4 raions [districts] of Moldova, elected on the MCP tickets, informed the party leadership that the members of their Raion Councils [councilors] are undertaking concrete measures to dismiss the communist chairpersons, and that Communist councilors are being offered bribes for quitting the party.
In his words, the Moldovan Communist Party has prepared a written appeal to the leaderships of CIS member countries and the European Union, describing “the Mafioso, gangster situation and human right violation in the Republic of Moldova”.
As already reported by Infotag, at the final plenary meeting of the Spring-Summer Session on July 12, the parliamentary AEI majority passed a Law on condemning the crimes of the Soviet totalitarian communist regime and on prohibiting the using of the Sickle and the Hammer for political purposes in Moldova. The ban will come into effect on October 1, 2012. Many local observers presume the Communists will make an attempt to challenge the Parliament’s decision with the Constitutional Court. If the disputable law is left the way it is now, the Communists will have to obey to the decision taken by the feeble AEI majority [the said law was voted for by 55 MPs in the 101-member legislative forum], otherwise the party may be subjected to various sanctions and may eventually be excluded from the register of political organizations.