The social projects of the former government should not be stopped and the new government should overcome the power gaining euphoria and start work, Democratic MP Sergiu Sîrbu stated in a public debate entitled “Freeing Moldova from ‘Oligarchy’ and ‘State Capture’: Limits of Legality”. The debate was the 113th installment of the series “Developing political culture through public debates” that are staged by IPN News Agency and Radio Moldova.
“A month and a half has passed since you are in power. It’s time for the euphoria to move to the second place and you should start work. Leave aside this struggle against witches and windmills. You already removed practically all those you wanted to. Legally or illegally, but you removed them,” stated Sergiu Sîrbu, referring to the managers of such institutions as the Security and Intelligence Service, the Central Election Commission, the Constitutional Court and to a series of changes instituted at the local level.
“I think a veritable normality after each election is the return to social and economic projects. The Democratic Party left a country with an economic growth of 4.5%. You should do nothing but continue those social projects. Don’t stop the program “Good Roads for Moldova”, the project “A Doctor for You”, the raises in salaries and pensions.”
Sergiu Sîrbu noted that since the current Parliament was formed, it voted no economic bill and only fired people. He addressed the public servants, judges and prosecutors, saying they should not implement illegal decisions. “Don’t yield to intimidation related to dismissals. If you didn’t break the law, no one can remove you. I repeat the message to prosecutors and judges: Obey exclusively the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova and the law. Don’t allow the politicians to substitute the judicial power,” stated the MP.
He also called on society to be active and ensure the respect for the rule of law, the presumption of innocence and the principle of preeminence of the law in Moldova.
The public debate organized by IPN on July 22 involved Socialist MP Gaik Vartanean, Democratic MP Sergiu Sîrbu, ACUM Bloc (PAS) MP Vladimir Bolea and the project’s standing expert Igor Boțan. The invitation to the debate issued to the Shor Party remained unanswered.
The public debate “Freeing Moldova from ‘Oligarchy’ and ‘State Capture’: Limits of Legality” was the 113th installment of the series of debates “Developing political culture through public debates” that are held with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany.