For three years Igor Dodon has been Moldova’s president and for five years the Socialist Party which he led is one of the biggest parliamentary formations. Although during this period neither Igor Dodon nor his wife, first lady Galina Dodon, made any purchases of movable or immovable property to register on their behalf, the people around the president benefited from Dodon’s growing political influence.
University classmates, friends and relatives close to the presidential couple secured millions in businesses and assets.
Political and electoral slogans about fighting poverty and corruption became a mere curtain hiding consolidated group interests. Aside from the political relations, the socialists around the president are linked to each other by chains of companies and economic advantages that have one common point- Dodon’s family.