1 December 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

CEC reprimands ruling party for late payment

MCP representative at the Commission remained discontented with the CEC decision, and is going to challenge it in court.
INFOTAG, 18 March 2009, 19:30

The Central Election Commission has officially reprimanded the Moldovan Communist Party (MCP) for its failure to effect payments to the party's own printed organ - The Communist newspaper - for election advertisements published.

The CEC discussed this question following the application lodged by Andrei Volintir, the Democratic Party's permanent representative at the CEC. He drew the Commission's attention to the fact that the newspaper published many materials about the MCP canvassing, but those contained no inscription that they had been paid for from the MCP electoral fund.

Several hours before the CEC session, the MCP representative at the Commission, Sergiu Sirbu, presented a document certifying that the party had transferred nearly 600 thousand lei onto the newspaper's account. The CEC took notice of that fact, praised the party for the payment, though a delayed one, but nevertheless reprimanded the MCP for violating the election-law, according to which electoral promos must be paid for in advance, not after.

Sirbu remained discontented with the CEC decision, and is going to challenge it in court.

Readers' comments
Recent comments:
There are no comments on this story.
You have to be signed in to leave comments.