“We will detain you for 72 hours so that you understand the policy of the party”. Nina Cereteu about the “persuading” methods used by the Democratic Party
The representatives of the Democratic Party belonging to the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc have not spared any effort even the dirtiest methods in attempts to persuade the mayors to move to the oligarch’s party. According to Nina Cereteu, the Mayor of Drochia from “Our Party”, such zeal of the democrats is justified by the upcoming parliamentary elections, which can be organized according to a mixed system.
It was said by Cereteu on the air of the channel TV 8.
“Just a day before, my colleague was visited by the representatives of the Democratic Party with the proposal to join the ranks of political party. In response, he asked what would happen in case of refusal, he was told: “We will detain you for 72 hours so that you understand the policy of the party”, - Cereteu stressed.
According to her, there are people on whom a strong pressure is exerted during 72 hours, “some of them give up. There have been such cases”.
She stressed that such zeal of the Democratic Party in attempts to entice local elected representatives is justified by the upcoming parliamentary elections, which can be organized according to a mixed system, “The Democratic Party eliminates strong competitors. Everyone knows that parties are conducting polls for internal use. Based on the results, they eliminate those who can compete with them in future parliamentary elections”.
“What happens in the regions is a tragedy. Authorities generally have no idea what is happening at local level. Today we are faced with another wave of deportations. Uncomfortable people are forced to leave, or they put them in jail. People have only two options - either to become a member of the Democratic Party, or to leave the country”, - the mayor summed up.