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28 November 2021
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Gheorghe Russu

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

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

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

LDPM accuses police of unlawful detention of party Secretary General...

The strongly oppositional Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova maintains that involvement of the law-enforcement into electoral political process is growing each coming day.
INFOTAG, 19 February 2009, 18:09

Chisinau, February 19 ( INFOTAG ). LDPM Secretary General Victor Rosca convened a news conference urgently on Wednesday night to state that the car he was in was detained by the traffic police and escorted to the Chisinau police commissariat.

"We were returning from a printing house where we had collected LDPM electoral printed materials. The officers were about to make a meticulous check of the car to see if the materials corresponded to the covering documents we had produced. Municipal police chief Iacob Gumenita even stated he had information that our printed products were allegedly underground fakes", said Victor Rosca.

Prominent Moldovan lawyer Vitalie Nagacevschi, a LDPM leadership member, came to the police commissariat and demanded from the officers to draw up an official protocol of the car search and cargo scrutiny, "but seeing they had absolutely no grounds for drawing up such protocol, they let Rosca go".

The Liberal Democrats stated that was a third such incident this week alone, when the law-enforcement treated LDPM activists in such an arbitrary manner.

...BUT MOI REJECTS THE OPPOSITION'S ACCUSATIONS

Chisinau, February 19 ( INFOTAG ). The Moldovan Ministry of the Interior has resolutely refuted the accusations being made lately by some opposition parties that the Interior officers are allegedly involved into the ongoing parliamentary campaign.

Earlier this week, several opposition parties complained to the Central Election Commission that the police interfered into meetings with voters, provoked conflicts during the meetings, put obstacles to electioneering and, particularly, to distributing of electoral materials.

Today, the Ministry of the Interior issued a press release expressing a profound concern about the growing number of attempts to discredit the Moldovan police, of heavy accusations of police officers for their alleged involvement into the election campaign.

"With an account of the campaign's particular emotional tension, the Ministry of the Interior is not ruling out that in many such cases it was a deliberate misinformation or provocations aimed at blackening the police's image and the quality of democratic standards in Moldova", said the press release.

The Ministry stressed that its only mission during the election campaign is exclusively in ensuring citizens' security. It categorically refuted all allegations about its involvement in the campaign course on behalf of whatever political forces.

The MoI called upon all election runners to abstain from deliberate politicizing the routine work of the law-enforcement.



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