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Moldovan leadership holds meeting

13:47 | 21.09.2020 Category: Official

Chisinau, 21 September /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Ion Chicu today participated in a weekly meeting President Igor Dodon and Parliament Speaker Zinaida Grecianii. The officials discussed stages of preparation of the presidential elections, due in next November, in a free and democratic way, the fiscal policy for 2021, as well as the continuation of investments in the infrastructure, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.  

At a news briefing, PM Ion Chicu said Moldova was on the eve of a complicated test as to the holding of the presidential polls in November 2020. The government will take all measures dealing with the supply with the needed materials in the context of the pandemic. At the same time, the opening of polling stations in hostels and kindergartens will be banned. 

"The cabinet will do its utmost, to that the elections be carried out democratically, according to the highest international standards. We want all citizens to be able to exercise this constitutional right, including those from the Diaspora. Representatives of the Foreign Affairs Ministry are concerned about the identification of spaces for polling stations, taking into consideration more challenges in the evolution of the pandemic in some countries,’’ the prime minister noted.     

The government’s leadership urged the politicians not to compromise the ballot through insinuations alleging that the elections are rigged, as some attacks against the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) are noticed. ‘’The CEC’s leadership was elected democratically back last year; therefore, when some politicians come up with insinuations, with charges about rigging, they should bring evidence and realize what such statements can lead to. I call on the politicians to edify their electoral campaign on projects oriented towards the well-being of the citizens and not come up with groundless accusations against CEC,’’ Ion Chicu said.      

The PM said that the government this week had submitted the budgetary and fiscal policy for 2021 and there are more proposals on providing additional support to the economic sector.  

Ion Chicu informed also about the continuation of capital investments in infrastructure. He specified that, so far, the works had been carried out according to the terms established and the economic agents allowing deviations from the quality standards run the risk not to be paid.   

The prime minister also referred to the water supply system in about 11 settlements from the central Hancesti district, so that drinking water from the Prut meadow ill be provided in more villages till late 2020.

 

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