President Dodon: I do not intend to leave office

“As the President of the Republic of Moldova, I’m not considering the option of leaving office as this will be an irresponsible decision that will cause chaos in the Republic of Moldova,” President Igor Dodon stated, commenting on PAS president Maia Sandu’s suggestion for him to resign so as to allow holding presidential elections simultaneously with parliamentary elections as this is “the only constitutional solution for breaking the current deadlock” in politics, according to the politician, IPN reports.

In the talk show “President Responds”, Igor Dodon said he does not believe that his resignation will help solve the real problems faced by the people. On the contrary, an additional political crisis will be generated. “The President’s resignation and the holding of snap presidential elections mean absence of a functional Parliament, a functional Government and of a President in office. This will be probably the first case in the history of the Republic of Moldova if we follow such a scenario, without any fully functional state institution. The three institutions will be paralyzed. We cannot allow something like this.”

President Dodon noted that the Head of State was elected by direct vote and his mandate is until December 23 or until the election and investiture of a new President.

He said he is waiting for the Constitutional Court to say if it’s possible to hold presidential elections simultaneously with snap parliamentary elections, based on the application filed by the Party of Socialists. If the response is positive, he will invite the political parties to the Presidential Office to find a suitable solution.

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