Gagauzia: The Parliament Has Passed Amendments to the RM Constitution
The Law, approved in 1994 on a special legal status of Gagauzia, appeared later
than the RM Constitution. That is why, the provisions of this document were
not reflected in it. “We have legalized the existence of the Autonomous
Territorial Unit of Gagauzia. I consider it to be a very important moment, corresponding
to the expectations of the Gagauzian people”, - Parliament Vice-Speaker
Vadim Misin, who has presented this document to he Parliamentaries, has declared.
In the opinion of CDPP faction leader, the fact of giving the right of legislative initiative to the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia will bring imbalance into relations between the Central and local authorities. He also considers that this amendment put the Gagauzian people in a privileged position among the other national minorities of the republic.
The parliamentaries have passed the document in the first reading. It is envisaged
that the main provision of these amendments will be also embodied in the Constitution,
being currently elaborated by the experts of Chisinau and Tiraspol.