In Chisinau, the Shor opposition party and its supporters held a demonstration in front of the government building.
KISINAU, 4 October – RIA Novosti. Supporters and representatives of the opposition party “Shor” launched another protest from a lookout of the government building in the center of Chisinau, RIA Novosti correspondent reported.
The rally is peaceful. The demonstrators are calling for the resignation of Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spina, whom opposition leaders suspect of concealing their income and illegally storing money in offshore financial institutions abroad.
“We demand Spinu’s resignation. There has been media information that he has not disclosed about $43 million. This government is robbing people,” Yuri Kuznetsov, representative of the Shor party, told the agency.
Protesters also reminded the president of the republic, Maia Sandu, that honest people will come to power.
“Sandu says that Spinu honestly makes millions in the private sector. Where is this industry? At the same time, the president calls the protesters thieves,” said city deputy Sergei Burgudzhi at the rally. said.
Protests by supporters of the opposition Shor party have been going on for the third week. Protesters’ anger is fueled by gas, unprecedented rise in food prices and falling living standards. They accuse authorities of not being able to cope with the crisis, pointing to record inflation in the last 20 years, reaching 33.5 percent year-on-year in mid-summer. The country’s leadership has also been criticized for its reluctance to negotiate better gas prices with Russia and for political pressure on opposition representatives. Last week, in the square in front of the parliament, protesters set up the “City of Change” tent.
Numerous polls show that nearly 60 percent of Moldova’s population doubts the ruling Action and Solidarity party’s ability to stay in power for another three years until the next parliamentary elections. Also, about 70 percent of residents are disappointed with the authorities’ policy, with almost 65 percent supporting the idea of changing the government.
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