Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon has been detained for 72 hours. This was reported by Sputnik Moldova on Tuesday, May 24.
Debt hole: Moldova is on the verge of default
The country has accumulated huge debts and risks not paying them off
At the same time, the prosecutor’s office of Moldova did not confirm this information to RIA Novosti.
At the same time, the representative of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Moldova, Marianna Kerpek, confirmed to TASS the information about the search in Dodon’s house, the politician is suspected of taking a bribe from businessman Vladimir Plahotniuc. The search involved the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and employees of the Information and Security Service.
The executive secretary of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM), Vlad Batrincha, said at a briefing that by fighting the opposition and cheap political shows, the Moldovan authorities are trying to distract the population from failures in governing the country.
Batrinch also noted that a year ago, the Socialist Party warned that the authorities would not be able to fulfill their promises to citizens who were faced with growing poverty and rising prices.
“What happened today with our colleague Dodon is a two-penny show,” he said.
On May 18, Dodon reported that he had received a protocol for wearing the St. George ribbon and a fine of about $470.
On February 25, it became known that Moldova was on the verge of default. Dodon then said that the country is gaining more and more new loans in order to return the old ones, and as a result, it was on the verge of default.
Moldova’s external debt has reached record highs – about $ 9 billion, or 40% of GDP.