The summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Moldova. The summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States began on Friday in Kishinev. Prior to photography in an informal setting President talked with each other. Attendance at the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State Marian Lupu is due to the need for presidential succession, - explained the part of the presidential candidate of Moldova Marian Lupu at the CIS Economy Minister Valeriu Lazar. "The situation in the Republic of Moldova is that, on the one hand, as the host country should lead the master Ghimpu, at the same time, we have launched a legal process to elect a new president. Given the fact that today we are the only registered candidate / ... / leadership, coordinating with the Executive Committee came to the conclusion that the presence of Mr. Lupu is absolutely necessary for the smooth succession, "- said Lazar. Thursday, October 8, the leader of PDM, Lupu first among the deputies registered his candidacy for the post of head of state. Lupu is the chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova. Until 10 June, he was a member of the Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova, which he left, according to some observers, due to the fact that in previous presidential elections PCRM did not propose his candidature.