Political parties in preparation for snap parliamentary elections of July 11

After the presidential decree on the calling of snap parliamentary elections was published in the Official Gazette, the political parties started to prepare for elections. They say they will compete in the elections independently, even if some of the MPs are sure an electoral bloc of parties of the right and unionist parties would offer Moldova the chance of a safe pro-European majority in the future Parliament, IPN reports.

The representatives of the Party of Action and Solidarity said they do not accept the idea of an electoral bloc by the model of the bloc formed in 2019 and are sure the PAS will gain a majority of seats in the future Parliament.

“In the presidential elections, most of the citizens elected a President who supports the change, the clearing of the politic system of corrupt people and we must take a step so as to have an honest President and also a Parliament with a responsible majority. The PAS will cope by itself. We are banking on the ordinary citizens,” PAS MP Oazu Nantoi stated in the talk show “Expertise Hour” on Jurnal TV channel.

The representatives of the PPPDA also said it will take part in the snap elections independently, but admit that the pro-European forces should unite so as not to miss the chance of forming a safe pro-European majority.

“We always pleaded for unity. Now that we found out the position of the party with which we formed the electoral bloc ACUM, the team’s decision is to run in elections independently and to show to the voters who is better,” said MP of the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” Inga Grigoriu.

Some of the MPs noted it is not yet too late for the pro-European and unison forces to consider the possibility of forming an electoral bloc.

“We should return to an already tested formula, despite particular dissention or different approaches that existed within the ACUM Bloc, by including also the National Unity Party. It would be a pro-European, Romanian symbiosis that can yield a safe pro-European majority,” said MP Iurie Reniță.

The MPs of the Shor Party are yet skeptical that the elections will be held when the presidential decree stipulates.

“We do not yet know where money will be taken from for organizing the elections. The state of emergency was annulled, but the Constitutional Court cannot annul the pandemic. We want to know how the election campaign will be conducted during the pandemic. The people haven’t been vaccinated. We are ready for elections, but these should not be held at the cost of human lives,” said MP of the Shor Party Marina Tauber.

Under the presidential decree, Parliament of the tenth legislature is dissolved and snap elections will be held on July 11. The elections will cost the state budget 125 million lei.

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