Members of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) held a press conference on Monday, July 11, to mark the anniversary of the party’s winning the parliamentary majority in the July 11, 2021 early parliamentary elections.
“We are here today to report back to you. We are here to tell you what we have done and what we plan to do next. PAS is fulfilling its obligations to the citizens. We remember what we promised.
Five or six years ago there was peace, there was no COVID-19, there was no war, there was no global price rise crisis. The government, the parliament was not facing exceptional situations at that time.
The PAS increased the minimum pension by 800 lei in only a few months during the crisis, as we promised. In addition, there was a 14% indexation. It was difficult, but we did it.
Despite all the economic difficulties, PAS managed to increase the average wage in the economy by about 14%,” said Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu, quoted by zdg.md
Among the most important achievements, Grosu cited the fact that in just one year we managed to obtain EU candidate country status.
“We allocated compensation for natural gas and energy for one million households. This is the first time we’ve had such assistance from the state. We’ve increased the number of drugs reimbursed by 40 percent. People are spending less money on medicines,” the politician said.
We are going to push for justice reform, we have passed important laws that allow us to bring those who steal to justice. We want things to happen faster, but faster doesn’t mean better. We've started fighting schemes, we have stopped illegal purchases. We are cleansing state institutions of corrupt people so that they work for the benefit of people and not for someone else's interests,” said Grosu.
On July 11, 2021, PAS won the early general election with 52.80 percent of the vote to win 63 seats. Its main rivals, the Electoral Bloc of Communists and Socialists, came in second with 27.17 percent of the vote, or 32 seats.
Another party that passed the electoral threshold was the Shor party, with 5.74%, which received 6 seats.