President Igor Dodon said the presidential elections that are to take place this autumn can be postponed if a new state of emergency is declared given that health specialists anticipate that a new wave of infections with the novel coronavirus can be experienced in autumn, IPN reports.
“First of all, we do not think about elections now. I believe our opponents that consider they are in the election campaign already think more about the elections now. We have other priorities,” Igor Dodon stated in a new edition of the program “President Responds”.
The official said that under the law, the elections, either presidential or parliamentary, can be put off only in case of a state of emergency. The current state of emergency expires on May 15, but can be extended depending on the developments. If a new state of emergency is declared, the elections will evidently be postponed.
“I hope a lot that we will not reach such a situation. But I repeat that the presidential elections are not a priority for me personally and I think they are not a priority for the Government either. We must overcome this situation and will then return to the political agenda,” stated President Dodon.
Moldova has got 505 infections with COVID-19 so far. Six of the infected persons died, while 26 have been cured.