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The Constitution as the Supreme Law The Constitution of the Republic of Moldova is the supreme law of the country.

No laws or other legal acts and regulations in contradiction with the provisions of the Constitution may have any legal power.

Observance, of International Law and International Treaties (1) The Republic of Moldova pledges to respect the Charter of the United Nations and the treaties to which she is a party , to observe in her relations with other states the unanimously recognized principles and norms of international law. (2) The coming into force of an international treaty containing provisions contrary to the Constitution shall be preceded by a revision of the latter. The Unity of the Nation and the Right to National Identity (1) The national unity of the Republic of Moldova constitutes the foundation of the State. The Republic of Moldova is the common and indivisible motherland of all her citizens. (2) The State recognizes and guarantees all its citizens the right to preserve, develop and express their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity. The Republic of Moldova as a Neutral State (1) The Republic of Moldova proclaims her permanent neutrality. (2) The Republic of Moldova will not admit the stationing of any foreign military troops on its territory.

1. President 2. Parliament

1. The President of the Republic of Moldova as


the Head of the State represents the State and is the guarantor of national sovereignty, independence, of the unity and territorial integrity of the nation. In this context the notion of the Head of the State means the person called to represent the state at the top level representing the entire nation and its territory (Article 77 of the Constitution).

3. Government 4. Judicial Authority

2. The Republic of Moldova is a Parliamentary Republic. The


Chairman and the Deputy Chairmen of the Parliament are elected after the legal constitution of the Legislative body. According to the Regulations of the Parliament, the Chairman of the forum is elected for the entire duration of the term by a secret ballot of the majority of the elected deputies at the proposal of the parliamentary factions. Deputy Chairmen of the Parliament are elected by an open ballot of the majority of elected deputies, at the proposal of the Chairman of the Parliament, after the consultations with the parliamentary factions.

1. President 2. Parliament

3. Government

4.

Administration of justice

4. Judicial Authority

Courts of law
Status of Judges

Public character of legal proceedings


Compulsory Character of Sentences and of Other Final Legal Rulings

Language used in Hearings and Right to Use an Interpreter

Appealing

Government

Parliament