The political year 2018 can be characterized as relatively stable and peaceful. The stability was ensured mainly by the ruling party together with its coalition partner that formed a parliamentary majority and implemented multiple programs, Victor Juc, vice director of the Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research, was quoted by IPN as saying in a TV program.
According to him, the Democratic Party faces two problems: criticism on the part of the parliamentary opposition and on the part of the extraparliamentary opposition and “the syndrome of the ruling party”, which is the migration of the district administration.
As regards the parliamentary opposition, the Party of Socialists was managed not by the party’s president, but rather by the President of Moldova Igor Dodon, stated Victor Juc. According to him, the PSRM was on waiting positions and tried to persuade the voters that the Socialists in the future will obtain a majority of seats of MP. “They (e.n. the Socialists) understand that they will be unable to win a majority of seats and thus try to show they will be conciliatory to a particular extent.”
As to the Party “Action and Solidary” and the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform”, which formed the bloc ACUM DA PAS, Victor Juc said it was clear from the start that these parties will take part in the elections together. There are no strategic differences between the two parties. “The two parties already did what they amid to do – to clear the segment of the center - right of other parties as no other participants were accepted into the bloc, except for private individuals,” he stated, noting there is a risk that the unionists will not be represented in the next legislative body.
Politologist Alexandru Solcan said the activities of the government were summed up in 2018. The government warned about the danger of the hybrid war that already covers Moldova.
Among the failures of 2018 Alexandru Solcan named the invalidation of the Chisinau mayoral elections and the fact that the European integration was not enshrined in the Constitution as a development objective.