The Moldovan Constitutional Court has recognized as legitimate the election of Republic of Moldova President Nicolae Timofti last March 16. Also, the Court has recognized the constitutionality of the amendments introduced by parliament into the presidential election procedure.
The legitimacy of the said amendments was challenged in the supreme judicial instance by non-aligned parliamentarian Mihai Godea, who divorced the Premier Filat’s Liberal Democratic Party last year.
The Constitutional Court also recognized as legitimate a number of legislative initiatives tabled by the governing majority in 2010-2011. The amendments permit to postpone election of president and parliament dissolution thanks to the presence of the term “reasonable timeframe” and to cancel a presidential election, if fewer than 61 deputies take part in the voting.