The Democratic Party of Moldova said it will continue the legal and peaceful actions to fulfil the people’s wish to see the now illegitimate President Igor Dodon resigning on charges of betrayal and illegal financing received from Russia. The statement was made after the party on June 9 mounted a large-scale peaceful demonstration in the Great National Assembly Square, where tens of thousands of people expressed their indignation at the acts of betrayal of President Dodon and the PSRM, IPN reports, with reference to a press release of the PDM.
The party noted the PDM’s supporters in the event expressed their dissatisfaction with the coup orchestrated by the Socialists and the Bloc ACUM. They consider Igor Dodon and the PSRM lost any legitimacy after the whole country saw how they tried to implement a country federalization plan and how the President admitted that the Socialists during the past few years have been illegally financed from outside the country with tens of millions of dollars.
According to the PDM, the people who took part in the demonstration demanded that Igor Dodon should immediately resign as President of Moldova and that snap presidential elections should be held on September 6, simultaneously with the snap parliamentary polls.
Following the decree to call snap parliamentary elections for September 6 signed by interim President Pavel Filip, the PDM requests the state institutions as of June 10 to take legal measures for these elections to be held transparently and democratically so that the people could exercise their sovereign right to decide who will govern further.
The PDM noted they count on the support of the embassies working in Chisinau and international institutions that monitor elections. These are requested to be near all the citizens of the Republic of Moldova so that these could exercise the right to vote in democratic conditions.
“We are in the regrettable situation to ascertain that the political crisis witnessed by the Republic of Moldova imposes the holding of call snap parliamentary elections as the only solution for remedying the situation by democratic ways. Any other solution would discretionally encourages particular political forces and their illegalities[…] The parliamentary parties have no excuse as during three months they didn’t manage to have a dialogue and find a solution to constitute a stable majority and a functional Government. We consider that what they tried to do on the last constitutional day when the Government could be formed and after this are just desperate improvisations of the Bloc ACUM and the PSRM aimed at seizing power in Moldova by force and non-democratically,” stated the PDM.
The Democrats also consider that major political resetting is needed in such conditions, including by launching the procedures for holding snap presidential elections simultaneously with the parliamentary ones given the illegitimacy of the current President.