The Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) insists on the fact that the economy should not be destroyed and say they are against the “lockdown” on which President Maia Sandu insists. The Socialists note the idea belongs to Maia Sandu, not to most of the members of the Supreme Security Council. “The giving of instructions to Parliament and the Government is not within the President’s remit. If she has proposals as to how to contain the pandemic, she should make them public, including by indicating the financial resources, if these imply costs,” IPN quotes the PSRM’s statement.
The party noted Maia Sandu’s request to stop any economic activity during the next few weeks seems strange when the President continues to insist on snap parliamentary elections. The leader of the PSRM Igor Dodon also criticized the President’s decision to ask to declare a state of emergency in Moldova. “Instead of declaring a lockdown that will kill the businesses as they will not resist in times of crisis and political instability, you’d better supply the country’s population with vaccines as this is what Parliament and the Government are doing now,” the ex-President of Moldova posted on Telegram.
President Maia Sandu recommended the Government and Parliament to declare a state of emergency for two weeks. In a press briefing after the March 13 meeting of the Supreme Security Council, she said she requested the Government to detail and present a set of proposals for managing the pandemic crisis to Parliament.