The deputy of Democrat Party of Moldova, Constantin Botnari, who is considered close to Plahotniuc, submitted an application to lay down the deputy mandate. "Personal reasons" was indicated as a reason. The application dates back to February 11th. It was submitted to the Parliament Secretariat. Omega suggest that the deputy's mandate is undesirable for Botnari because of the need to declare the income.
Constantin Botnari was implicated in several cases of bribery of local elected officials, and a number of deputies.
However, in the Parliament remains the so-called "assistant" - Eugen Nichiforciuc, who is also a member of the PDM. Nichiforciuc presents himself in regions as "assistant of Mr. Constantin"