The new Moldovan authorities are intending to give their assessment of the Communist regime.
For this, on January 14 Moldova’s Acting President, Parliament Chairman Mihai Ghimpu decreed to set up a special commission for studying and formulating a historic assessment of the totalitarian communist regime that ruled in Moldova in previous decades. Commission members believe the Moldovan society “must be told the historic truth, so as to prevent the emergence of analogous regimes in the future”.
The commission decided that by June 1 it will submit to Acting President Mihai Ghimpu a report that will contain information and concrete proposals on the issue.
Commission chairman Gheorghe Cojocaru, Dr. Hist., believes the said commission is not actually eligible to condemn the communist system because this right belongs to public and political institutions, so “we will only submit our proposals and recommendations to president”.
Dr. Cojocaru explained the commission will study and analyze only the 1917-1991 period of the communist regime existence, and will not touch on the Moldovan Communist Party’s activities. He explained, “The power regime, which we said adieu to several months ago, does not fall under this category because the regime was established by means of democratic elections”.
However, other commission members are fingering at the commission’s program, which envisages the studying of the Moldovan Communist Party’s activities, too. Some members share an opinion that the MCP regime was “authoritarian and standing next to the totalitarian rule”.