President Dodon on new PSRM-ACUM agreement

President Igor Dodon says that, together with the Socialist Party chairwoman, they have prepared a draft collaboration agreement between the PSRM and ACUM bloc, containing the basic components, from their point of view. The head of state says that this draft agreement was sent last week to Prime Minister Maia Sandu and to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior Andrei Năstase. "I believe that for the most part, this agreement is ready and it should be signed. With or without the signature of the president of the country, this is to be decided together," Igor Dodon said in an interview for Radio Free Europe.

Igor Dodon believes that no one wants to seize all power in the Republic of Moldova. In his opinion, "the only chance for all is balance; the balance in the governing coalition, which is now between different political forces with different visions, the external balance, including in the foreign policy. This is the only chance for the Republic of Moldova, it cannot be only to the left or to the right, because then certain conflicts and risks might appear, including geopolitical ones”.

"That is why, as a statesman, first of all, I realize very well that we need balance, which is difficult, implying ample discussions within the governing coalition. I want to tell you that during the last 10 days, except Sunday, we had at least one- hour discussions with Mrs. Maia Sandu,  Mr.Andrei Nastase and Mrs. Zinaida Greceanii. We have talked even for two or three hours in a row," Igor Dodon said. According to him, such discussions should lead to reaching the next agreement, and implementing the needed reforms on which there is a clear consensus.

The head of state said that the teams worked hard on this agreement. According to the president, apart from the basic components - domestic policy, foreign policy - one of the basic elements of this agreement must be represented by reforms. First and foremost, the justice reform. "It must be signed by the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament and all MPs who are part of the parliamentary majority. I think the president of the country should sign it as well. Why? Because the president is also participating in the implementation of these reforms”, said Igor Dodon.

"We must enact rather than block certain laws, that is why in order to give a clear political message to everyone, including development partners, I believe it must be signed by the president of the country," the head of state said.