In less than a week, the early parliamentary elections on July 11 will start. Several election experts predict an exhausting campaign. The Socialists, aided by the Communists (political left), claim revenge for the lost presidential elections in favour of Maia Sandu in November 2020, and the right parties – to change power, to clean Moldova of a mafia and corrupt government, to reform justice and build a rule of law. How is this campaign perceived by potential voters?
Ion Dascăl, Mihăileni, Râșcani
I was a bit disappointed with our politics, it’s so speculative that I decided not to follow everything that happens, even related to the elections. Political parties unite, disunite, reconcile, quarrel, support some, then others …There is a lack of respect for the voter. Over 20 parties registered. What should the voter do? It will be a complicated campaign. But we’ll have to find solutions. And let’s choose change, and change means a future for Moldova, along with Europe. There is no other way.
Alexandru Țurcanu, Pelinia, Drochia
Confused work … Over 20 parties already registered for the elections. I think it’s a lot for Moldova. Too many parties – a lot of chaos. There are many new candidates – unknown parties. Whose are they? If we know the old ones where they came from and where they want to take us, you don’t know what to expect about the new ones. Some are only 2-3 months old since they appeared … What should we need? People don’t want to play, people want life-changing choices.
Diana Crudu, Chișinău
The campaign is very dirty, with subversive attacks, attacks on the person … The ruling parties do not want to lose power – this generator of big profits – and that’s why they go for anything. But anyway, in society, there is a desire for change. Things can no longer be left as they are. Villages, agriculture has declined. To survive, we need new markets. If until recently Russia was a huge market for Moldovan fruits, now it could become self-sufficient and could be one of the leading fruit exporters in the world. So we need to focus on other markets with greater financial potential, such as EU countries. We have to hurry. Otherwise, we put the villages under a big blow.
Victor, Lozova, Strășeni
It’s a lot of lies … Some candidates look into people’s eyes and lie without blushing. You have the impression that being in power, they no longer think about people’s needs, they think they are big and strong. Elections are a chance to get rid of them. So far, voters have believed in lies and voted for them. We want a change. We want someone to think about us too, to allow us to live because it’s hard, corruption is everywhere, from town halls to “upstairs”. Everyone is waiting for you to give them something… How do we do? We go abroad, make money, come back and wait for change. And that’s how we live.
Elena Vetrici, Chirileni, Ungheni
The simple citizen wants a change, for the deputies to be in touch with the president, to lead the country correctly and to do justice to the people. Think not only of them. The man from the village was and remains the most wronged. We are waiting for a decision so that, finally, the small producers can sell their goods at home, in the supermarkets, so that there are not so many imports, as if we did not have strawberries or apples. It’s a problem that has been talked about for a long time, but nothing is being done. The same goes for the help of small producers by the state, as in the EU. Last year was a dry year, but I still did not receive any help from the government.
Nina Jubea, Chișinău
It’s a fight. With dirt, false promises, quarrel… Those who were in power hold on with both hands to the seats, the opposition accuses them of theft and threatens them with imprisonment. Let’s see how the people votes. Everyone wants a change for the better, at least for children and grandchildren. But what will be, we do not know, that much must change. There are irregularities everywhere. We want corruption, bribery, lies to disappear. I worked abroad for many years and returned home for half a year. We hope something changes this time. There is so much talk about this long-awaited change.