Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon accused the current head of the republic, Maia Sandu, of increasing the country’s external public debt: in two years it has grown by almost $2 billion.
Last year, Moldova faced energy and economic crises, the government was unable to minimize their consequences. Against this background, opposition protests against rising prices began in the country. Annual inflation in 2022 was 30.2%.
“For the first time in the history of Moldova, the public debt exceeds 100 billion lei (about $5.4 billion). In the 24-25 months that Sandu has been in charge of the country, the public debt has increased by 35 billion lei ($1.8 billion). This money citizens will have to return,” Dodon said.
The politician noted that “every day Sandu is in power costs the inhabitants of the country an additional 30-40 million lei to the public debt (about 1.6 million dollars )”.
Numerous polls show that about 60% of the country’s population doubt the ability of the ruling Action and Solidarity party to stay in power until the next parliamentary elections. Also, about 70% of Moldovans are disappointed with the policy of the authorities and almost 65% support the idea of changing the government.