Maia Sandu is a Moldovan politician and the president-elect of Moldova. She is the current leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity. Sandu’s government fell after a vote of no-confidence on 12 November 2019.
About Maia Sandu in brief
Maia Sandu is a Moldovan politician and the president-elect of Moldova. She is the current leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity. Sandu’s government fell after a vote of no-confidence on 12 November 2019. She was selected as the joint candidate of the pro-European PPDA and PAS parties for President in the 2016 election. In a rematch between Dodon and Sandu in the 2020 election, she won the subsequent runoff, 58% to 42%. She will be the first female president of Moldovan. According to some polls from 2019, Sandu ranks among the most trusted three politicians in Moldova, polling at 24%. The most recent available poll, conducted by Public Opinion Fund, shows that SandU is the second most trusted political personality, closely following Igor Dodon, who polls at 26%. Other older polls, however, place her lower, in the 6th place. In June 2019, she lifted a March 2017 ban by former Prime Minister Filip of official visits to Russia.
In August, she asked the State. Chancellery to prepare a draft decree where August August was declared to be the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Nazism and Stalin. The decree was opposed by her coalition partner, the PSRM, and was declared illegal. In September, she announced her intention to request the United States add Vlad Plahotniuk to the Magnitsky List. In October, she said she will celebrate the date in the old style, rejecting Sandu’s proposal as “old-style’. In December 2015 she launched a platform „În pas cu Maia SandU” ) that later became a political party called “Partidul Acțiune și Solidaritate”. In the 2019 parliamentary election, her PAS together with its ally, PPDA led by Andrei Năstase formed the ACUM Electoral Bloc and secured 26 of the 101 seats in the Parliament.