The president of the Party of Action and Solidarity Maia Sandu, who won the first round of the presidential elections, said she was impressed by the mobilization of the diaspora given the disseminated reports that the Moldovans abroad lost hope that they can bring about a change, IPN reports.
“This effort made by some, the sacrifices they make are really amazing. This shows their love for the country. This is real love. This is their care for the dear ones who remained at home and their dream that things can improve in the Republic of Moldova. We hope a lot that at least some of them could return home,” Maia Sandu stated in the talk show “Secrets of the Power” on Jurnal TV channel.
As to the solving of the impediments faced by the diaspora in the first round of voting, Maia Sandu said she had a discussion with those who voted abroad and requested the Central Election Commission to remedy particular problems.
“We analyzed together with them, the representatives of the diaspora, the biggest problems. Things developed well at some of the polling places, but not at all of them. We addressed a letter to the Central Election Commission by which we asked a number of things. We requested, first of all, to increase the number of functionaries at these stations so that the people do not form lines there and wait for hours to vote. We addressed all the technical problems,” said the PAS president.
Maia Sandu noted she will go today to the CEC to discuss the things that can be put right. “They must be remedied obligatorily as they are citizens of the Republic of Moldova who make an extraordinary effort to exercise their right to vote and the Moldovan authorities should do their best to improve the voting conditions,” stated the politician.
On November 1, the CEC informed about crowdedness at out-of-country polling places.
A number of 2,143 polling places were set up for the November 1 presidential elections. Of these, 139 were intended for the Moldovans abroad.