Moldova: EPP President congratulates PLDM and says it should be the pivotal actor in the pro-European coalition following the parliamentary elections
Brussels, 1 December 2014
The President of the European People’s Party (EPP), Joseph Daul, today congratulated EPP member party PLDM, its leader, Vlad Filat, and outgoing Prime Minister Iurie Leanca on the good results obtained in the parliamentary elections held in Moldova. President Daul underlined that these results should allow PLDM to play a fundamental role in the national political arena.
“These elections were a test of political maturity; Moldova has passed this test with success and the citizens have confirmed their European choice. PLDM remains the strongest pro-EU party in Moldova after having assumed the responsibility of governing for the last five years, first under the excellent leadership of Prime Minister Vlad Filat and afterwards that of Prime Minister Iurie Leanca, and despite the difficult external pressures and objectionable anti-PLDM campaign led by populist and pro-Russian forces.
Taking into account these results, PLDM should be the pillar of a pro-European coalition. I would like to call on the three pro-European parties which will enter the Parliament—PLDM, PL and PD—to launch immediate talks in order to form a new government.
This new government should continue on the path towards EU integration and answer to the concrete concerns and questions expressed yesterday by a substantial part of the Moldovan population. It must be reiterated that Europe unites and does not divide; Europe protects and does not blackmail. The priorities of the new government must be stability, security, national unity and continuing with reforms which have already been started, like the fight against corruption and the reform of justice.
Finally, I also thank Vlad Filat for his loyalty to the EPP and its values. The EPP will always remain strong beside PLDM.”
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