The leader of the Democratic Party Pavel Filip denies the accusations that a number of illegal schemes were implemented when the party was in power, being led by Vlad Plahotniuc, and no conclusive evidence to prove this have been presented so far.
In a video interview for IPN, the president of the PDM said the ACUM Bloc felt very well in the opposition and was unable to cope with the responsibilities when it came to power. Its behavior remained similar to that of the opposition. During the five-month government of the ACUM Bloc, there was presented no evidence of the alleged schemes. These were populist statement that are yet unsubstantiated.
The politician said no important financing came from the partners while the Democrats governed and practically all the social investments were made from the state budget as the amounts collected into the budget were by over 15 billion lei higher than planned. If those purported schemes had existed, the budget revenues wouldn’t have been so large and investments wouldn’t have been made. This money was used to create jobs and to launch multiple social programs and projects. The pension and salary systems were reformed.
The ex-Premier noted that Vlad Plahotniuc wasn’t a curse or a blessing for the PDM. It was a page in the party’s history that showed that the PDM is different from any other party. The local elections where the Democrats won a large number of posts of mayor, local and district councilors showed that the PDM is not the party of one man.
The president of the PDM also said that the relationship with the press changed. The party is open and no one is prevented from going to any of the media outlets. There is democracy inside the party. The meetings last longer because everyone can present their viewpoints in them.
The interview “PDM president Pavel Filip’s view about the state of affairs in Moldovan society at the intersection of years” forms part of the series “Crossroads of years through the angle of the ideal of living better at home” that also involve President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Ion Chicu and the leaders of the main parliamentary parties Andrei Năstase and Maia Sandu.