Former leaders of Moldova are deprived of the right to use the services of state security. On the proposal of the deputies of the ruling Action and Solidarity Party, the relevant amendments to the law on state protection were introduced by the Parliament of the Republic on Thursday.
“Former presidents, chairmen of the parliament, prime ministers after their resignation will not use the services of the state security service as before,” the message on the website of the legislative Assembly says.
Previously, ex-presidents had the right to lifelong protection, and speakers and prime ministers were protected for a year after retirement.
The authors of the bill, representing the ruling party controlling the majority in parliament, believe that this will reduce costs and use public funds more effectively. The document has also been amended to improve the training process of the state Security service personnel. After approval, the law was sent for the signature of the president.