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.

Last week illustrated

Activists launch Moldova’s first ‘Space Camp’ © Susan Coughtrie

Election runners avoid putting property ‘in sight'

The candidates running for MP do not hurry to make public their statements of income and property for 2008 as part of the Property in Sight campaign launched by the Independent Press Association (API) and the Anticorruption Alliance., 12 February 2009, 18:15

Since the campaign was launched, only five candidates accepted to publish their statements of income and property for 2008 on the API's website -

Last week, the income statement was published by MP Vitalia Pavlicenco. She and the members of the family in 2008 earned over 250,000 lei for work. Vitalia Pavlicenco also said that last year she was donated a Ford Mondeo car worth 8,730 euros from Germany.

Among those that made their property known are Speaker Marian Lupu, Mayor of Chisinau Dorin Chirtoaca, Mayor of Floresti Iurie Tap, MP Veaceslav Untila, Minister of Information Development Pavel Buceatchi and Mayor of Carpineni Iurie Vintila. Only the last two dignitaries mentioned do not run in elections.

The MPs, ministers, local councilors and other civil servants that consider they have nothing to hide are encouraged to publish their income statements on

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