PAS leader Maia Sandu told Euronews about the situation in the country. The politician expressed her vision of Moldova’s future.
According to Maia Sandu, only the “purge of the political class” will solve the Moldovan problems which, in her opinion, are associated with migration, corruption and weak state institutions, diez.md reported.
Like many countries in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Moldova is divided between two forces: in the west – Romania and Europe and in the east – Russia. Dodon is pro-Russian and is trying to forge ties with Vladimir Putin, according to the material. Sandu is a pro-European candidate and is confident that the EU is the future path of Moldova, following the experience of neighboring Romania in terms of European integration.
“We are primarily interested in implementing the provisions of the Association Agreement with the EU, which is aimed at improving the quality of governance, institutions, welfare and security of citizens,” Maia Sandu said to Euronews.
“Belarus should become a warning for Moldova,” the politician believes.
No less obvious are the differences of opinion between Maia Sandu and her rival in the race for the presidency regarding the reaction to the situation in Belarus. Dodon is one of the few leaders who congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his election success,that is considered to be falsified.
According to Maia Sandu, Belarus, where the protests are taking place, also serves as a warning for Moldova.
“Events in Belarus are becoming extremely topical for Moldova. The message from Belarus is that today there is no tolerance for those who deceive the will of the people,” Maia Sandu said. She stressed that she means not only presidential elections, which will be held on November 1, but also subsequent parliamentary elections.
“The current parliament no longer represents the will of people and has lost its legitimacy, because the actions of the deputies are dictated by the interests of groups, and not by national interests, especially given the large number of deserting deputies,” she said.
Currently, Moldova is governed by a coalition of two center-left parties – PSRM and PDM, which was previously led by oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc.
The ruling coalition has only 51 out of 101 deputies, which makes the government change possible.
At the same time, like other Balkan countries, Moldova is divided into two parts: half of the country is aimed at Russia and the other half is aimed at Romania and the EU.
Sandu believes that despite this division, a common desire for a better life could lead Moldovans to vote on November 1.
“The division in our society has always suited only corrupt politicians. We are convinced that everyone wants to live better and we count on the support of all those who are tired of poverty,” Sandu said.
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