I agree that Lupu himself is a very smart and professional politician, and that his English and French language skills endear him in western capitals, but I would like to understand why a 'thoroughly western-oriented politician' keeps running off to Moscow and wants to get into bed with the (totalitarian) United Russia Party?
As for 'being European in terms of cultural and professional background' I think this claim could be contested by the PLDM, which boasts among its ranks the best prime minister, foreign minister and justice minister that Moldova has ever had.
'Irredentism' is Socor's way of making 'reunification with Romania' (and those who promote it) sound like a nasty disease. In this his views are no different to those of the Communist Party.
As for 'Soviet heritage' and 'post-Soviet oligarghic policies', if these two monikers don't describe DP founder Dumitru Diacov and some of his hangers-on, then it is difficult to see who they would apply to...
A little further up the article Socor indirectly accuses the AIE of corruption:
In the same paragraph he cleverly refers to two elements of the AIE by name, namely the Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrat Party, ensuring that the corruption slur sticks to them rather than the other two members of the alliance.
Socor seems to have received three messages from his masters in Moscow:
- The Christian Democrat Party is a dead horse, so stop flogging it.
- The horse we want you to back is the Democratic Party.
- Please do everything you can to undermine the real threats to our influence - the PL and the PLDM.