On Sunday, December 6, in Chișinău, a protest took place against the current government and especially against the new unofficial majority in the Parliament formed by Dodon’s Socialist Party and Shor Party.
Maia Sandu called for people to protest after Thursday’s events in the Parliament. The new majority voted on the budget and the fiscal policy for 2021, and several controversial projects including those related to the status of the Russian language, removing the Security and Intelligence Service from the presidency subordination and repealing the law by which the Republican stadium could be sold to the US Embassy in Chișinău.
The elected president gave a speech in which she harshly criticized the current government and asked Ion Chicu to and start the process of early parliamentary elections.
“We have all fought together against division and hatred. We fought against government thieves, who have been impoverishing the country for years, driving young people away from home. Just a few days after the election, our patience is being tested”, says Maia Sandu in her speech.
The president-elect says the only way to resolve the crisis is by early elections through the voluntary resignation of the Chicu government.
Maia Sandu stated that
”This is not a protest of some political parties, it is not about ideologies, it is about the people who deserve a good country.”
The event ended with a resolution that was approved unanimously by those present. The main message of this resolution was “The immediate resignation of the Chicu Government and the organization of early parliamentary elections.”
The resolution text below:
“The citizens’ assembly urgently demands:
– The resignation of the Chicu government. This government is responsible for the worsening of the economic and pandemic situation, being unable to protect the lives of its citizens. This government is the promoter of illegal schemes through which the public money is stolen, and the population continues to be impoverished.
– Triggering early parliamentary elections. The date of the early elections must be agreed by the President-elect, in accordance with the constitutional provisions and in consultation with the political parties.
– Cancellation of the package of laws, voted abusively, violating all the rules and procedures, by the newly formed parliamentary majority Socialist – Shor Parties.
Maia Sandu’s appeal was supported by the main opposition parties who announced that they would participate in this protest. According to the organizers, there were 50,000 people, while the police speak of about 5,000.