Maia Sandu accuses President Dodon of descending the country into chaos

PAS Leader Maia Sandu said that, when she assumed responsibility for amending the Law on the Prosecutor's Office, she did not imagine "that Igor Dodon is so irresponsible as to descent the country into chaos, before the 2020 budget approval and before the country obtained additional external financing installments for the budget". In an interview for Free Europe Radio, Maia Sandu said that the "desoligrarization" cannot continue without the reform of the prosecutor's office, which did not have political support.

"We focused on the appointment of an independent General Prosecutor because it was clear that we would not be able to go on with the rest of the reforms related to the Supreme Court of Justice or the cleansing of the judicial system", explained Maia Sandu.

According to her, "an honest General Prosecutor can start to change the system and focus on investigations of high corruption". "I was aware that Igor Dodon is afraid of an independent prosecutor and I was aware that they want to stop the implementation of justice reform at this stage or at a later one," said Maia Sandu.

The Action and Solidarity Party leader said that an alliance with the Democratic Party is out of the question, because the Democrats compromised themselves on Tuesday, when they voted in favor of the motion of censure filed by the Socialists. Without a parliamentary majority or government, Maia Sandu believes that the priority of the ACUM bloc is to "save the country from the next danger", "which is Igor Dodon". "Igor Dodon together with the PDM are trying to capture the state institutions. They attempt to steal from us what we have accomplished so hard", said Maia Sandu.

The Cabinet of Ministers led by Prime Minister Maia Sandu was dismissed on Tuesday, November 12, during the Parliament's plenary session. 63 PSRM and Democratic MP's voted in favor of the motion of censure which was filed by the Socialist Party group. Șor Party group MPs abstained from voting, while ACUM bloc MPs voted against the motion. After engaging in consultations with the parliamentary groups, Igor Dodon said that he failed to see an opportunity of creating a PSRM-ACUM parliamentary majority, due to lack of common ground. The Socialist Party announced that it would support the president's initiative to establish a minority government, made up of professionals, apolitical and technocratic people, who would ensure the good development and progress of Moldova.