Nicolae Andronic, head of the opposition Popular Republican Party of Moldova, has sent a letter to Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) President Rene van der Linden and Council of Europe Secretary-General Terry Davis urging the Council of Europe to continue its monitoring of Moldova. According to Andronic, Moldova is far from meeting all its obligations arising from membership of the Council of Europe. Andronic stressed that Moldova fails to observe the constitutional principle of the separation of powers. "Power in Moldova has been usurped by one man. The country is governed solely by the president, who runs all branches of power” ," Andronic charged in the letter.