28 November 2021

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises


20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Ravnopraviye and Centrist Union fail to bargain on unification

An all-republican congress of the Centrist Union of Moldova (CUM), which was attended by 130 delegates from all corners of the republic, approved the electoral list of CUM candidates for Moldovan Parliament on Wednesday evening.
INFOTAG, 5 February 2009, 18:05

Chisinau, February 5 ( INFOTAG ). Union Chairman Vasile Tarlev [who was Prime Minister of Moldova in 2001 through 2008] read out the CUM's strategy and tactic for the forthcoming parliamentary elections and named allies to run for parliament with - the People's Republican Party (PRP), the Law and Order Party, the Ravnopraviye [Equal Rights] Socio-Political Movement, and the United Gagauzia Movement.

Tarlev said the list includes 3 representatives from the United Gagauzia, 8 - from the PRP, and three members of Ravnopraviye [Gavrilov, Gaidarjee, and Tulyantsev]. Also, the list has reserved vacancies for candidates from Transnistria.

The first names on the list are: Vasile Tarlev, Mihai Petrache, Gheorghe Avornic, Gheorghe Amihalachioae, Fedor Gagauz.

A source in the Centrist Union told Infotag the Chairman of the Ravnopraviye movement, Valery Klimenko, has not been included into the CUM candidates' list.


Chisinau, February 5 ( INFOTAG ). The Ravnopraviye [Equal Rights] Socio-Political Movement shall run for Parliament all by itself, its Chairman Valery Klimenko stated to your Infotag correspondent on Thursday morning.

"I'm afraid time for unification has passed. Vasile Tarlev offered ouR running for Parliament as one team, but we failed to reach accords on a number of principal issues. Our train has already gone", Klimenko said.

He said it was a real surprise for him to hear from Tarlev that Ravnopraviye is, allegedly, an ally to the Centrist Union.

"Vasile Tarlev is President Voronin's project. Therefore, to vote for Tarlev means to vote the Communists", stressed Valery Klimenko.


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