Pavel Filip: PDM is not prepared to form a governing coalition

The Democratic Party is not prepared to form a governing coalition, primarily because it has its own agenda, but also because the party is going through a profound reform process. However, it would be irresponsible for the PDM to leave the country ungoverned on the brink of winter, which is why the group puts forward several conditions. If these conditions are taken into consideration by the candidate for the prime minister and the new Government, the Democrats are ready to support him, irrespective of who makes the proposal. Statements in this regard were made by the chairman of the Democratic Party, Pavel Filip, after consultations with the head of state, IPN reports. 


"I once again expressed regret for the step taken by Mrs. Maia Sandu. From our point of view, it was irresponsible, and it was nothing more than a dare. We believe that she did not have reasons to take this step. And once again we have come personally to the conclusion that this was done intentionally, out of her own desire to leave the Government under the burden of responsibility for the governance, which is no simple matter,” said Pavel Filip. 

The PDM sets several conditions as follows: social programs, compliance with and implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, which have to be taken into account by the new executive. Under these conditions, according to Pavel Filip, regardless of who would put forward the prime minister’s candidacy – the President, the Socialist Party, or the ACUM Bloc - if the PDM wishes are taken into consideration and after a discussion in the PDM National Political Council, it will be supported. 

Asked if there could be discussions with the ACUM Bloc, Pavel Filip said that the PDM has always been open for discussions with everybody, because in the political world no decision is irreversible, but subject to discussions. According to him, signals have been sent to the ACUM Bloc, even on his part, to start discussions. And even though he was personally contacted by many external partners, he was never contacted by the ACUM Bloc leaders, Maia Sandu or Andrei Năstase. 

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