Vadim Mishin’s departure from the Communist Party (MCP) is not a betrayal of the MCP or its deputies in parliament – it is a betrayal of the electorate, who believed in him and voted for the party he belonged to, MP Mark Tkachuk, a member of the Political Bureau of the MCP Central Committee reputed as the party’s chief ideologist, stated on the ProTV Chisinau channel on Monday night.
Tkachuk said that a few days before the MCP congress [held on June 9] Mishin said he was going to see his oculist. As it turned out half an hour later, the oculist was in the Parliament exactly at the moment when Mishin and two more MCP deputies announced their decision to leave the organization.
Mark Tkachuk believes that the reasons of their departure were outside the party – in the Alliance for European Integration, “but despite whatever motives, his step, which was made quietly and perfidiously, is very acutely felt by citizens as a betrayal”.
Tkachuk said he used to know one Mishin, and does not wish to know another Mishin, because he is not “one of many” – “no, he is only one, and there are no other people like him, and he knows very well what I mean”.
“By his departure he has replenished the lines of petty Left parties, and Premier Filat will permit him to register one more communist or another Left party, which will present no threat whatever to the Moldovan Communist Party”, said Mark Tkachuk.