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

PLDM rejects claim of paying its protesters

The Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) declines the claim of paying money for attending its rallies. On Monday, March 23, the party gave a news conference, at which Ion Panciuc - a person appearing in the anti-PLDM electoral ads on TV- said the images were fabricated, Info-Prim Neo reports.
Info-Prim Neo, 23 March 2009, 18:05

2009-03-23/13:48/ Chisinau (IPN) "During the meeting they filmed me and asked me why I came to the meeting. I told them I came to change the things in this country. I received nothing, not a penny. I don't understand where they took those words from. Maybe they changed them," said the inhabitant of Ceadar village from Leova district.

PLDM president Vlad Filat has said the party will start law-suits against those ads, after the campaign. "It's naive and cynical that people come to rallies for money. After making its own investigations, the PLDM identified the scheme of the pro-Government media producing these materials. The person is asked where he comes f rom and how many they are. If for example, the answer is 50, and last time they were 150, the journalist substitutes the initial question with another one: how much have you been paid," Filat said.

The PLDM leaders have said they complained to the Central Election Commission, to the Broadcasting Coordinating Council and the media airing those ads, asking them to offer the full interviews.

In another context, they complained the PLDM activists go on being persecuted. "In the evening of March 21, the police warned all the car owners they were going to lose their licenses, if they carried citizens from Balti to the PLDM's rally on March 22. And the police commissar of Orhei district gave similar instructions," Vlad Filat said.

At the meeting of March 22, staged by the PLDM in the Great National Assembly Square in Chisinau, a resolution was adopted to ask the governance to observe the human rights, to provide the necessary condition s for the Moldovan citizens to express themselves free, not to make pressures over the vote option. The rally was followed by a March on Stefan cel Mare avenue.

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