ALDE Party acting co-President Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP has sent his congratulations to the President of Moldova Maia Sandu after her pro-European party PAS triumphed in the snap parliamentary elections held on 11 June.
He tweeted: “Congratulations to Maia Sandu and her pro-European PAS party for the big election success in Moldova and opening a new chapter in the country's history. You can count on the support of EU liberals in your goal to reform and improve the lives of Moldovans.”
Congratulations to @sandumaiamd and her pro-European PAS party for the big election success in #Moldova and opening a new chapter in the country's history. You can count on the support of #EU #liberals in your goal to reform and improve the lives of Moldovans 🇲🇩🇪🇺 @ALDEParty pic.twitter.com/kdEDBsKPK7— Ilhan Kyuchyuk (@ilhankyuchyuk) July 12, 2021
According to the preliminary results with all ballots counted, her PAS party has received 52.8% of the vote and will have an absolute majority in the next Parliament. The opposition led by former President Igor Dodon and former President Vladimir Voronin got 27% of the vote.
President Sandu has pledged that her party will build closer ties with the EU and fight corruption. The snap elections were called after two failed attempts to form a government earlier this year.
Dacian Cioloş MEP (USRPlus, Romania), the leader of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, also welcomed the result: "I stand by the newly elected Parliament in the implementation of promised legislation and reforms. Moldova can count on the EU’s full support for building better living standards and improving democracy for its citizens. Today's vote gives us great hope that the Republic of Moldova is a success story for Europe."
Photo credit: Government of Ukraine 2019