Former Prime Minister Maia Sandu, the leader of the Action and Solidarity Party, said the most important thing in her governance was that she led an honest and authentic Government in an effort to clear the country of a corrupt legal system and corruption and this thing was confirmed by the foreign partners.
In a video interview for IPN News Agency, the politician said the fight against corruption cost them a lot of effort as they could not rely on the prosecution service, the National Anticorruption Center and other state intuitions that should be yet fully reformed so that they become useful in the fight against corruption. The previous Government managed to stop the corruption schemes for a period. Some of the business entities felt this on their own skin when they didn’t have to give bribe. Other effects were to appear in a year or two.
Maia Sandu admits that the Government she led made slow headway in some of the areas, but this happened because there is great inertia in the state institutions. Some people feel scared as they lived under a toxic system. Some committed mistakes.
As to the removal of the Government, the politician said the political world is vulnerable. “If we speak about the PSRM, not everyone there sleeps calmly when they think that the justice system could one day become independent. There are persons who were involved in smaller or bigger corruption schemes, there are questions as to the financing of the PSRM,” stated Maia Sandu. According to her, particular persons felt vulnerable and thought they should better bring the Government’s intentions to an end. “The lack of political support in Parliament was the biggest impediment and this led to the removal of the Government,” stated the politician.
The opponents’ argument is that the Government was removed because it could not cope with governance and preferred to move to the opposition, but this is a false argument employed by the PSRM and the PDM because the PDM is ashamed of having supported a government of Dodon at a time when it declares itself a pro-European party. The argument suits Igor Dodon too as he should also provide an answer to the international partners given that he said he would support the Sandu Government.
“We wanted and want to be in power as only this way we can change things in this country and will insist to return to power as soon as possible so as to free the country from corrupt and dishonest politicians.”
The interview “PAS president Maia Sandu’s view about the state of affairs in Moldovan society at the intersection of years” forms part of the series “Crossroads of years through the angle of the ideal of living better at home” that also involve President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Ion Chicu and the leaders of the main parliamentary parties Pavel Filip and Andrei Năstase.