In a few days, we will have to go to the polls. It is not just going and voting, for we have been voting for 30 years already and we’ve ended up with the same expectations. Whether we like it or not, we should once and forever understand two things. First, stop voting for parties and leaders who forget their promises as soon as they get the mandate. Secondly, in the 30 years of voting, let’s face it, we much too often voted with the left, forgetting that all the so-called left parties are foreign to the national interest; they are meant to compromise and demolish the post-Soviet space states. Moldova ended up in the hands of Kremlin servants and all sorts of traders and parasites, and life in Moldova is no longer bearable. You might have noticed that in response to the simple question, “How are you, how are you doing?”, which is part of our communication habit between friends or colleagues, people, as a rule, throw up hands and their gesture says everything. What is the conclusion? Banditry, debauchery, and theft in government not only impoverish us, but they also make us forget what decent life is. That’s it.
Moldovan capitalism, as it is, is not just terrible, it is wildly terrible and criminal. It does not know any boundaries and red lines. What’s worse is that the exponents of this Moldovan capitalism (state banditry) have secured their place in politics and governing, either on money or through our vote, and now they decide and impose their interests. We have a Parliament, yet, it is not ours. We have a Constitution, which sometimes is ours, and sometimes is not. We also have a Government, but this one is not ours either…
We ended up turning the streets of Chișinău (perhaps in other cities too) into a kind of flea market, where people, driven by poverty, sell at a nominal price everything they can just to make some money and buy a loaf of bread or a cup of milk. I’ve only seen something similar in Soviet war movies: that’s what the besieged cities looked like. Note, among those who try to sell their possessions along the sidewalks there are no ministers, no heads of state, no prime ministers, no prosecutors, no judges, no party leaders, no deputies, no …
What does all this have to do with the July 11 elections? The link is strong because it all comes down to how and who we choose.
The July 11 vote is more than a vote and the July 11 elections are more than elections. On July 11, there will be a second (after the 2020 presidential elections) main battle to release Moldova from mafia control, to eliminate the criminal left from the government, and to remove Moldova from the Soviet neo-colonial space. Moldova can no longer be with everyone and nowhere as was Dodon’s great ploy. The neo-Soviet so-called left, as it has been behaving for 30 years, is outmoded yesterday for Moldova.
At last year’s presidential elections, we voted for change. The unwritten rule of this election must be a common one: no vote for the so-called left parties, be it the Socialist Party, the Communist Party, Shor Party, the Usatîi Bloc, and other Moscow’s political creations. The left, which has kept us under Russian military occupation of the Nistru River for 30 years, monopolized and corrupted the system of government in Moldova (from Sangheli to Dodon), which has ruined us and plunged us into poverty, must leave. In 1998, the agrarian prime minister Sangheli left, in 2010 – the communist Voronin, and in 2021, it’s the socialist Dodon’s turn.
July 11 will not be easy. The fight will be tough. The stakes of this election are too high, with interests both among the local mafia, which merged with the state, and abroad. Hence this electoral commotion, alliances on the left, lack of unity on the right, newer or older parties, brought out of mothballs, all to confuse things even more. Russia is set to fight hard for the Chișinău Parliament. Moscow will seek to make up for the 2020 presidential election loss, in which, according to the German publication BILD, it invested over 11 million euros to keep Dodon president. How much will it invest this time?
Twenty-three contestants registered in the race for the new Parliament: 20 parties, 2 electoral blocs, and one independent candidate. The big problem of these elections, however, is not the number of candidates, because over 70 percent of them are formal parties and leaders, who have not made themselves memorable in politics and it is unlikely that the electorate will catch at the bait.
The crux of the matter is different: the risks of election fraud. We know that the so-called left, which has always had majority control over the territories, has always admitted abuses in this regard. And they will definitely do it this time too. We know the Bolshevik principle “the ends justify the means.” According to a survey conducted by the Association of Sociologists and Demographers, 46 percent of respondents say that the election will not be free or fair, 56 percent admit to buying voters, another 52 percent – multiple voting, 38 percent – removing ballots vote outside the polling stations and another 40 percent – falsification of election results when counting votes. Despite the bad reputation of the Association of Sociologists and Demographersin, it’s hard not to admit that the election will be rigged and massively defrauded as before, and the socialists and communists will do it wherever they have the opportunity, especially in high-risk areas: the breakaway Transnistrian region, Bugeac, Russia.
If the right parties did not have the wisdom to make a common front in the elections, they should join their efforts, at least, in monitoring them. Elections, without proper surveillance on Election Day, will become an electoral bargain for the so-called left. From what we know, the stakes of these elections were different.