The Action and Solidarity party (PAS) will hold its congress in March to consider a possible candidate in the presidential election.
This was stated by the PAS Chairman Maia Sandu. The politician said that if the formation decided that she should be a candidate in the coming elections, she would agree to compete with Igor Dodon, ipn.md reports.
“The PAS will support a candidate who has the best chance of defeating Dodon. This candidate should obviously be the one who will build democratic institutions, and support democratic institutions building,” the politician said during the Punctul pe azi program on TVR Moldova.
According to Sandu, in 2016 Igor Dodon took presidency with the help of former democratic leader Vladimir Plahotniuc and there were many elements that prevented free and fair elections. “Now, on the one hand, he manages the available tools independently, not through Plahotniuc; on the other hand, Dodon took full responsibility for the country’s current situation,” Maia Sandu stressed.
We can beat Igor Dodon in case we show solidarity in this campaign, attract all the people who can help us, if people believe us and if we manage to convince the diaspora which is an extremely important element for the Republic of Moldova,” the former prime minister continued.
At the same time, Maia Sandu said that the PAS is ready to talk with members of the newly created Unirea Political Movement. “We had a preliminary conversation with some representatives of this bloc, and we decided that Igor Dodon is our opponent in this race, he poses a threat to the Republic of Moldova and we are ready to conclude a non-aggression pact and conduct an honest campaign with each other, so that this campaign, especially in the first round, does not affect the second round,” the politician said.
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