September in review
Laura Zghibarta, Foreign Policy Association of Moldova
Turmoil in Moldova amid the electoral period, the pandemic and a contested governance process
While Moldovan authorities seem to convey an ‘all is going well, despite the hard times’ message across policies, public statements and official activity, the country is not particularly stable or successful when it comes to the pandemic, political and governance processes. The upcoming presidential elections play a significant role in the situation. The electoral period has so far exacerbated issues with the functioning of state institutions, fueled clashes among politicians, redefined priorities on authorities’ agenda and shaped
different narratives on governance quality, whilst too little has been done to address the public’s concerns, a public that will decide on the next president.