The Parliament staff ensures an organizational, informational and technological assistance to activity of the Parliament, the Standing Bureau, standing committees, parliamentary factions and of deputies. The structure and the personal record of the parliament staff are approved by the Parliament.
According to the Constitution of Moldova (1994), the Parliament is the supreme representative organ and the single legislative authority of the state. The right of legislative initiative belongs to the Members of Parliament, to the Speaker (excepting proposals to revise the Constitution) and to the Government. In exercise of this right MPs and the President of the state present to Parliament draft papers and legislative proposals, while the Government presents draft papers.
The building of the parliament was formerly the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Moldova on Ştefan cel Mare Boulevard (former Lenin boulevard). The architects were A.N.Cherdantsev and G.N.Bosenko. The building was damaged during the events of 2009 and has not been repaired since.
Front side of the Parliament
Policeman alongside protesters on the roof of the Parliament