Moldovan President Igor Dodon fears destabilization of the situation in the country after the parliamentary elections. He stated this during a direct dialogue with citizens on Accent TV on Tuesday evening, the Moldovan news agency IPN reported on Wednesday.
“At the stage of the election campaign, those who own an administrative resource can go to the exclusion of a party or candidate from a single-mandate district. Then the elections can be invalidated and the situation will be destabilized, I’m afraid of that, ”said Dodon.
He is convinced that if before February 24, when the voting takes place, one of the main parties will be removed from the election race, then the elections can be considered illegal. The head of state had in mind the Socialist Party or the ACUM bloc (formed from the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) and the Platform DA Party), the agency notes.
“Of course, the Democrats (the ruling Democratic Party – Ed.) Will not remove themselves from the race. That is, it is theoretically possible to remove either the Socialist Party or the ACUM block. Regardless of which of these two formations will be removed from the race, I will consider the elections to be illegal and I will call on citizens and external partners to recognize them as illegal, ”said Igor Dodon.
According to him, in this situation, people have to go out. And if one of the two formations is removed, the elections will not be recognized either in the West or in the East, the president stated.
Earlier, the President of Moldova indicated that he was considering three possible outcomes of the vote – the formation of a parliamentary majority of socialist parties, as well as the holding of early or repeated elections.
According to a recent opinion poll, the Socialist Party can count on 48 deputies in the new parliament of the republic, where six political forces can go. Parliamentary elections and a referendum to reduce the number of deputies of the legislature will be held on February 24. Elections will be held on a mixed system – 50 deputies will be elected on party lists, and 51 – in single-member constituencies.