Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

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Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
Parlamentul Republicii Moldova
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded 1994
Leadership
Andrian CanduPDM
since January 23, 2015
Structure
Seats 101
Moldovan Parliament Chart, 2014.svg
Political groups

Government

Opposition

Elections
Last election
30 November 2014
Meeting place
Interiorul Parlamentului RM (Ziua uşilor deschise).jpg
Palace of the Parliament, Chişinău, Moldova
Website
http://www.parlament.md/
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The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova (Parlamentul Republicii Moldova) is a unicameral assembly with 101 seats. Its members are elected by popular vote every 4 years. The parliament then elects a president, who functions as the head of state. The president appoints a prime minister as head of government who in turn assembles a cabinet, both subject to parliamentary approval.

Apparatus[edit]

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.

Legislative procedure[edit]

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.

Election results[edit]

Main article: Elections in Moldova

Structure of former legislatures[edit]

Moldovan Parliament 1994-1998[edit]

56 28 11 9
PDAM BePSMUE BTI BeAFPCD

Moldovan Parliament 1998-2001[edit]

40 26 24 11
PCRM Democratic Convention Dem & Prosperous PFD

Moldovan Parliament 2001-2005[edit]

71 19 11
PCRM Braghis Alliance PPCD

Moldovan Parliament 2005-2009[edit]

56 22 8 4 11
PCRM AMN PDM PSL PPCD

Moldovan Parliament April–July 2009[edit]

60 15 15 11
PCRM PL PLDM AMN

Moldovan Parliament 2009–2010[edit]

48 18 15 13 7
PCRM PLDM PL PDM AMN

Moldovan Parliament 2010–2014[edit]

42 32 15 12
PCRM PLDM PDM PL

Moldovan Parliament 2014–2018[edit]

25 21 23 19 13
PSRM PCRM PLDM PDM PL

Presidents of the Parliament of Moldova[edit]

The building of the Parliament[edit]

The parliament building was formerly the meeting place of the Central Committee of the Moldovan branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It is located on Stephen the Great Boulevard formerly known as Lenin Boulevard. The architects were Alexander Cerdanțev and Grigore Bosenco. The building was damaged during civil unrest in 2009[2] and repairs were carried out in 2012 and 2013. Parliament moved back into the restored building in February 2014.[3]

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