President Igor Dodon will not participate in televised debates and will give up billboards during the election campaign. “When people have drought, problems, they have no time for advertising. I will travel around the districts, meet with people and we’ll limit to leaflets,” on September 9 during the TV show Primul în Moldova, Dodon said.
“I am the president who was elected by direct vote and it is my obligation to be with people. We are planning 10-15 meetings a day in the districts. But I will not participate in debates,” Dodon said.
The president added he delayed his candidacy announcement because he was busy with "more important things." “We are in a difficult situation. When you are a responsible president and deal with citizens’ problems then you have a lot of work to do,” he said.
The head of state noted as well that he does not rule out that the November 1 elections will be held in one round. But he added that if there is a second round, then he knows who will enter it. “I do not exclude that everything will end in the first round. But it's clear who will make it to the second one. One of them is in this studio,” the president said.
Recall, today Dodon announced
he would run for the second term. He stated he would be an independent candidate but he would be supported by the Party of Socialists (PSRM) whose deputies, Vlad Batrincea and Vasile Bolea, were included in his initiative group.