It is now a favorable moment as the Republic of Moldova holds interest for the European community amid the instability in the region caused by the war in Ukraine. This is how MP of the first Parliament Vasile Nedelciuc described the stake of the July 11 snap parliamentary elections. Furthermore, according to Romanian expert Iulian Fota, the elections will show if the European course will become irreversible or the country will distance itself from the European community for a period of at least four years, IPN reports.
According to the member of Moldova’s first Parliament Vasile Nedelciuc, the July elections offer the country the chance of economic recovery after many years of stagnation given that the EU announced €600 million in financial assistance for economic recovery.
“On July 11, it is the moment for the citizens to say it clearly if they want authentic European integration or, on the contrary, they want to be with Russia. The July elections should show this first of all. Furthermore, in the recent past, owing to the difficult situation in Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the state of affairs in the region changed. In this connection, Europe wants things in the neighborhood to go well. The moment is now suitable for coming closer to the European community,” Vasile Nedelniuc stated in the talk show “Emphasis on today” on TVR Moldova channel.
Iulian Fota, director general of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, also said that the July elections are crucial for the country’s fate as they will set the development course for the next four years.
“The Republic of Moldova is at a crossroads – either to the West or to the East. There is no time left for experiments. Regrettably, important causes in the Republic of Moldova were used by opportunists who in time only took care of own interests. In this campaign, we have populists, persons who sell illusions, extremists who take the rhetoric up to demagogy. I hope things will stop here and we will not have violent developments. I hope there won’t be people who will take the electoral game outside the law,” stated Iulian Fota.
The Central Election Commission registered 23 contenders for the July 11 elections - 20 political parties, two electoral blocs and one independent candidate.