Moldovan politics is quite unstable, thinks Democratic Party chairman Marian Lupu. According to him, the rise and fall of so many parties since 1991 proves that the political system “needs to settle down”. Nonetheless, Moldova learned to do democracy and this is very important. We learned to produce political changes in the polling stations and not on the street, said the politician during an interview for IPN.
As concerns the governments we had so far, Lupu says we should have had a clear path from the beginning, like the Baltic countries did. The political leaders should have made the European choice from the very beginning and united the country around this goal. “The delay cost us a lot and we still paying for it”, said the PDM chairman.
Marian Lupu thinks that we already have a model we are striving towards, that of the EU, and the government must now do what other East European governments did before: to strengthen state institutions, harmonize national legislation with the EU laws and attract investments.
Asked whether this fall’s presidential elections could change things in the country, the Democrat leader answered that new elections always bring fresh hope for the future and that every vote can change things for the better. “I expect that the presidential elections this fall will be a clear signal that Moldova is continuing on its European path towards development”, said Lupu.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the declaration of Moldova’s Independence, IPN News Agency decided to depict the portrait of the current Republic of Moldova. For the purpose, we challenged a number of people, including state officials, politicians, businessmen, civil rights activists and persons without posts and titles, but who have what to say. The generic picture is entitled “Thoughts about and for Moldova”.