New Moldovan constitution doesn't mention "Moldovan" as state language

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Looks like the Moldovan constitution will no longer claim "Moldovan" to be the state language anymore, which makes sense since the language is Romanian and the previous mention of Moldovan as a separate language was for political purposes only. The acting president mentioned in the article said that there was no need for a separate clause on language in the new constitution since this was already stated in the declaration of independence, which you can read here. The part mentioning Romanian as the country's language is part of a typical long and comma-laden preamble that one sees in these documents.

...laws and decisions of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova concerning the laws reintroducing Romanian as the state language and the Latin alphabet on August 31, 1989...

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