The candidate for President of the UNION Electoral Bloc Dorin Chirtoacă said that together with the members of the Bloc, after the presidential elections they will continue to call on the members of the National Unity Party to join their Bloc so that they promote the unionist current in concert. The statement was made in a video interview at IPN.
“In democracy, it is normal when there are more candidates, but the people expect one unionist candidate and one pro-European candidate to compete in these elections. Society is like this. There are citizens with unionist views and there are citizens with pro-European views. We must show that we do not hamper each other. If we, the unionists, come together and grow institutionally and are represented in Parliament, this is also a way for asserting oneself for validating unionism as a new political current in Moldova, related to hope, to the forging of the Union, for the future parliamentary elections, for other presidential elections,” stated Dorin Chirtoacă.
The candidate considers that the President should be elected by Parliament. “I think we should restore the election of the President by Parliament, as most of the European countries elect their Presidents. The people already understood that if the President was suspended for so many times between 2016-2019, the power is anyway held by the parliamentary majority and the Government. The citizens are put in the situation to vote twice: one time for Parliament and then for the President so that the power is formed in the state, and then the confrontation between the President and Parliament, the struggle for power starts. That’s why these demands to give more powers to the President appear,” stated Dorin Chirtoacă.
“Our struggle for the Union covered many generations, since the occupation. Time has come to build the Union step by step, so that it is achieved. The Union became a hope. All the unionists must combine forces so that we can persuade most of the citizens that there is no fear and danger. Now, in 2020, it is time to take this first step to validate unionism as a hope for Moldova and then we can build the Union in stages and can all live better,” was Dorin Chirtoacă’s message to the voters.