The subjective factor prevails now over the objective factor in the formalization of a PSRM-PDM majority as each of the sides follows rather subjective goals of ensuring a more consolidated presence in the government, Victor Juc, director of the Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research, stated in a public debate entitled “PSRM-PDM government coalition: necessities, possibilities, motives, impact on society?” that was staged by IPN Agency.
“Especially because a no-confidence motion and the formation of a new parliamentary majority were expected. In this case, both of the sides are interested in reviewing their attitude to governance as they both now pursue different objectives,” he stated.
According to Victor Juc, there is now no objective necessity of forming a coalition based on a mutual, non-formalized agreement at present, unlike that of June 7, 2019. “In general, the parliamentary majorities are formed as a result of snap or ordinary parliamentary elections, when a new legislative body is formed or as a result of the resignation or removal, by a no-confidence motion, of the Prime Minister and when reshuffles are needed,” he stated.
The director of the Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research said a parliamentary majority is always built on a particular platform and not many divergences should be looked for in the case of the Democratic Party and the Party of Socialists. “There are similitudes related to the socioeconomic support, the promotion of social policies. At the same time, the declared differences are related rather to the foreign policy course. Some say they are pro-Russia, while others say they are pro-EU. When a coalition is formed, they negotiate a lot. What is declared during election campaigns, especially in the Republic of Moldova, remains on paper,” stated Victor Juc.
He also said that divergences between the signatories of agreements on the formation of coalitions always existed. “We remember the difficulties encountered when the alliances for European integration or others were formed in the Republic of Moldova earlier, starting with 2009. Common points and dissimilarities were identified. As regards the eventual current coalition, the differences should not be visible here as both of the parties are situated on the center-left – left segment, with emphases on social policies. And the differences are political in character and concern the development course,” noted the expert.
Victor Juc said that when the first consensus is achieved at negotiations on the formation of a coalition, a common platform starts to exist and the coalition is formed based on this. The PSRM is also interested in transferring some of the ministries to the Democratic Party. “If there are particular failures, the Socialists could say that they made concessions, while the Democrats were unable to manage the situation well and to produce the expected results. This is also a propagandistic tactic that I presume could be used at an opportune moment, when particular successes or failures will have to be justified,” he stated.
The debate “PSRM-PDM government coalition: necessities, possibilities, motives, impact on society?” was the 127th installment of the series of debates “Developing political culture through public debates” that are supported by the German foundation “Hanns Seidel”.