Incumbent President Igor Dodon said that no coalition will be formed in Parliament until this yearend. “After I return to the administration of the PSRM, we will consider the opportunity of forming coalitions in the short to medium term. We will see if such coalitions can be formed and, if it’s in our interests to form such coalitions, they will be formed around and with the participation of the Party of Socialists. I do not see another form of coalition. A broad coalition of the political left and the political right is an ideal variant. We have two leaders and two parties with higher legitimacy in the Republic of Moldova: Dodon with the PSRM and Maia Sandu with the PAS,” Igor Dodon stated in a new edition of the program “President Igor Dodon response”, IPN reports.
President Dodon said the Government is a minority one and is supported by 37 MPs of the PSRM and 2-3 independents. The personal position of the Party of Socialists is that Parliament should be dissolved and snap parliamentary elections should be held. Also, the method of dissolving the current Parliament is up to the PSRM and they will decide when and how this will happen, possibly in March-April, after the difficult pandemic period in winter is overcome. “If we find it opportune to have snap parliamentary elections, and I think this Parliament should be dissolved, we will find the legal formula. I would suggest having snap parliamentary elections in October – November 2021,” stated Igor Dodon.
As to the rumors that he aims to be Prime Minister, Igor Dodon said this would be the biggest mistake. He reminded that his term in office end on December 23 or when the next President is sworn in. “When the new President is invested, I will become against a member of the PSRM and, with the support of my colleagues - I already received the invitation to the Congress – I will be reelected as president of the Party of Socialists that I created and built since 2011 from zero,” added Igor Dodon.