"If the parliament does not elect a speaker by 21 June, no law will be approved. In this case, I appeal to the Constitutional Court, a response will be received by mid-July and I can issue a decree on snap elections. In this case, election campaign could be held from 1 August to 1 October or [we can] give people a rest and start from 1 September and then finish by 1 November", Dodon told the RTR Moldova TV channel on Friday.
Dodon noted that it was almost impossible to hold snap election earlier. The situation is complicated by the fact that local election in Moldova were expected to be held this summer, but their date is usually set by the parliament. The president expressed concern that there could be no local election in Moldova in 2019.
As none of the parties managed to secure the parliamentary majority in the 101-member Moldovan parliament, a new coalition must be formed in order to create a new government.