Democratic Party of Moldova

Press release

24 February 2019

Leaders of the Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Plahotniuc, Pavel Filip and Andrian Candu had a press briefing after the end of parliamentary elections

Leaders of the Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Plahotniuc, Pavel Filip and Andrian Candu had a press briefing after the end of parliamentary elections

On Sunday evening, leaders of the Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Plahotniuc, Pavel Filip and Andrian Candu had a press briefing after the end of parliamentary elections and consultative referendum in the Republic of Moldova.

Chairman of PDM, Vlad Plahotniuc, first thanked all citizens who voted, having democratically exercised their electoral choice. The leader of democrats also thanked the team of the Democratic Party for their work during the campaign, as well as foreign partners and organizations who have sent observers to elections in Moldova.

With regard to the political future of the country, Vlad Plahotniuc said that each PDM’s member of the parliament will work for the citizens, to make their life better, believing that all politicians and parties that will get seats in Parliament, regardless of their orientation, must set themselves such a goal. "For us, the ones from the Democratic Party, there are no politicians that we do not wish to talk to, no subjects that we are not willing to discuss. We will not set conditions, but we will also not accept conditionalities. We want to work for the country and do everything that we committed to do at our meetings with people", declared PDM's chairman, Vlad Plahotniuc.

In his address during the briefing, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova and first deputy chair of PDM Pavel Filip thanked all those who were involved in organization of elections and accomplished this mission well. "Today's voting proved to be transparent, free and democratic", said Prime Minister Filip, noting the interest of the observers. He specified that he visited a number of polling stations and personally spoke to various observers of the electoral process. "I am confident that massive presence of international observers, and not just that, will prove that these elections were conducted in a fair manner", Pavel Filip underscored.

Prime deputy chairman of PDM also remarked that voting in diaspora had been conducted impeccably, without issues, and thanked the diplomatic missions and all those who were involved in organizing voting beyond the borders of the country. Pavel Filip also thanked members of PDM for the activity during the campaign, as well as the citizens who took part in the electoral meetings of the Democratic Party.

Having taken the floor in the final part of the press briefing, speaker of the Parliament and deputy chairman of PDM Andrian Candu presented his appreciations for all citizens of Moldova both in country and abroad, who came to vote, as well as for those who voted for PDM and party's candidates in the constituencies.

"It was a very intense, but also a very beautiful campaign. We managed to be among the people very often. We had more than 5,000 meetings with the voters and interacted with more than 300,000 citizens", declared Andrian Candu. Speaker of the Parliament also underscored the good conduct of voting in diaspora and the fact that some of the problems that occurred in the elections in 2016 did not repeat. He concluded by thanking the team of democrats for what he called "the most beautiful and active electoral campaign".