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Moldova declares pro-Russian party "Shor" unconstitutional

Jun 19, 2023

On Monday, June 19, the Constitutional Court of Moldova declared the activities of the pro-Russian party Shor unconstitutional.

This is reported by NewsMaker.

According to the court, the political force acted contrary to the principles of the rule of law and jeopardized the sovereignty and independence of Moldova.

The decision was made in accordance with Article 41(4) of the Constitution, which states: "Parties and other socio-political organizations whose goals or activities are directed against political pluralism, the principles of the rule of law, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova are unconstitutional."


As a reminder, the Moldovan government asked the Constitutional Court to check the party for constitutionality.

Government representatives insist that the party has repeatedly violated the law on the financing of political forces and cooperates with Russia to destabilize the situation in Moldova, and mention that the leader of the political party, Ilan Shor, is on the US sanctions list and is a defendant in the case of "stealing a billion".

Shor's lawyers argue that the party has already been punished for financial violations, so declaring it unconstitutional can be seen as a repeated punishment for the same violation.

Author - Olena Madiak, 19/06/2023

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