One of the leaders of the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” (PPPDA) decided to temporarily withdraw from politics as he opted for international projects and academic work. The party’s former vice president Igor Munteanu said that he will not apply for the post of president of PPPDA and will not take part in the party’s Congress set for December 12, IPN reports.
Igor Munteanu noted that after the leadership of PPPDA resigned following the modest result achieved in the snap parliamentary elections, he decided to withdraw from the political arena.
“I do not take an active part in the political life. I consider my personal priorities are now related to the academic life. Furthermore, I spend a lot of time on the international projects of which I form part now. I’m eager to see that the political developments generate the progress expected by all the citizens. In the Congress of PPPDA, I will not take part as a candidate or as a supporter of a candidate, but I hope that the decisions that will be taken there will lead to greater results for this political entity,” Igor Munteanu stated in the talk show “Emphasis on Today” on TVR Moldova channel.
After taking over, the representatives of PAS said they will come with offers for PPPDA so that these become involved in the reform process, but Igor Munteanu said he didn’t receive any proposal in this regard.
“I didn’t receive any proposal from PAS to become involved in the change announced by them and I didn’t expect such an offer. I noticed there are areas in which the current government misses the mark, but I will not level criticism earlier than after the 100 days of the coming to power. For example, the attempt to remove the heads of some of the institutions by a simple signature generates suspicions. Political solutions are not indicated here,” stated Munteanu.
Igor Munteanu served as Moldova’s Ambassador to the U.S. in 2010-2015. Since 2019, he had been a member of the parliamentary group of PPPDA and the chairman of the public finance control commission, being the party’s deputy president. In the snap parliamentary elections of July 11, the political entity obtained only 2.33% of the vote and the party’s leadership resigned.