The acting president of the Party of Action and Solidary (PAS) Igor Grosu said that financial resources for holding snap parliamentary elections can be identified even if funds for the purpose weren’t’ earmarked in the 2021 state budget. Money for elections can be obtained by reducing the unessential costs at ministries and state institutions, IPN reports.
Earlier, the Central Election Commission said that 120 million lei will be necessary for organizing snap parliamentary elections this year. The PAS leader Igor Grosu noted that even if money for holding snap elections wasn’t planned, the sum can be easily identified.
“There is money in the budget, even if no funds were allocated for elections. We can annul the works at the State Tax Service projected at 50 million lei. The Service can cope for one more year without repair works. We will not buy equipment of 15 million lei for the Ministry of Home Affairs and cars for some of the district councils. Money will be found by optimizing costs,” Igor Grosu stated in the talk show “Emphasis on Today” on TVR Moldova channel.
Furthermore, the acting president of the PAS said his party decided to run in elections independently and would not form part of an electoral bloc. He would like the unionist forces to enter the next Parliament.
“I want very much the parties that say they are unionist to choose a correct strategy for the campaign. If they run separately, they could not pass the threshold. If they combine forces, their chances would grow and we could help each other during the campaign and after it. We want this segment of voters to be represented in Parliament,” stated Igor Grosu.
He noted the experience of the former alliance with the Socialists was bitter for the PAS and an eventual PSRM-PAS alliance in the future legislature is out of the question.
“I think the pro-European parties will enter the next Parliament and we could unite. A PAS-PSRM coalition is excluded, especially because now the PSRM is in an alliance with the Shor Party from which it cannot detach itself,” stated Igor Grosu.
According to him, the snap parliamentary elections should be held in July or August, when the number of cases of COVID-19 is expected to decline. On April 15, the Constitutional Court will examine the President’s request to ascertain the circumstances for dissolving Parliament and snap elections could follow as a result.