The leader of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), Maia Sandu, publicly acknowledges the involvement of the civil society in the political games of her party. She made the statement on May 17 on the show Politica, on TV 8.
Asked by the anchor how the PAS would act, ”should the people vote for independent candidates, who’ll later get the same color”, Maia Sandu answered: ”There will be no independent candidates in these elections. There will be our bloc with the civil society and the bloc of the corrupt, PD and PSRM”.
On the same talk-show, also the Liberal candidate Valeriu Munteanu blamed the representatives of the Public Policies Institute, the NGO making the Public Opinion Barometer, for openly supporting PPDA leader Andrei Năstase.
”The situation when Victor Сiobanu presents the Public Opinion Barometer and then praises Andrei Năstase is not fair either”, said Valeriu Munteanu.
A recent report by the Center of Journalistic Investigations shows the NGOs do get involved into politic. According to it, in 2016, representatives of many NGOs donated tens of thousands of lei to the Action and Solidarity Party, headed by Maia Sandu.
According to a poll carried out by IMAS, 67 % of Moldovans think the work of the Moldovan NGOs is politically biased.