30 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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Communists accusing electoral opponents

The ruling Communist Party has sent to the Central Election Commission a whole list of electoral violations by various opposition parties.
INFOTAG, 19 February 2009, 19:03

Chisinau, February 19 ( INFOTAG ). The Communists reported, for instance, that the representatives of the Moldova Noastra Alliance (MNA), in power in some raions of Moldova, are using administrative resources for campaigning, particularly office cars. The MCP stated readiness to present necessary documentary proofs to that.

Also, the Communists challenged the correctness of the Centrist Union's emblem that carries the word "Tarlev" [former Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev, who headed the Communist Government in 2001 through 2008, is the leader of the Centrist Union of Moldova]. They presume this is detrimental to other contenders for Parliament because Tarlev's name was on everyone's lips for so many years.

The Communists are also discontented with the Liberal Party's emblem featuring 12 little stars resembling the ones present on the European Union's flag. The MCP stressed the Moldovan legislation prohibits parties to use international organizations' symbols in electioneering.

The Communists also put forward claims against Jurnal de Chisinau magazine, which they said is publishing its electoral supplement on foreign money.

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