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The candidate of the Party of Socialists for President Igor Dodon will be the guarantor of the Constitution and will not allow this to be flouted, Socialist MP Grigore Novac stated in the electoral public debate “What kind of President is society looking for? What kind of society does the President need?”, staged by IPN News Agency.
Presenting the platform of candidate Igor Dodon, Grigore Novac said this is based on the most acute problems faced by the country. “Our economy is destroyed and things worsen daily. The social system – pensions, salaries and scholarships – do not cover at least the minimum subsistence level. Serious attacks are made on statehood, the national values and Moldova as a state by all kind of organizations financed from outside our borders,” he stated.
Asked by other candidates who took part in the debate if Igor Dodon believes that the European standards and the provisions of the Association Agreement with the EU are detrimental to Moldova, Grigore Novac noted that a difference should be made between the termination and revision of the accord. “Igor Dodon spoke about revision. The Association Agreement with the EU contains good, but also really damaging provisions. Why shouldn’t we return to the asymmetric trade with the EU? Some of the provisions must be reviewed,” said the MP.
Grigore Novac also said that Igor Dodon insists on the fact that the Russian Federation is a strategic partner. “We must have good relations with everyone. The Russian Federation was and remains our traditional market,” he said.
The electoral public debate “What kind of President is society looking for? What kind of society does the President need?” forms part of a series of debates that involve candidates for the office of President of the Republic of Moldova. It was the 65th installment of the series of debates “Developing political culture by public debates” that are organized by IPN with the assistance of the German foundation “Hanns Seidel”.
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