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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

Ion PREAŞCĂ

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

Documents for registration of presidential candidates are welcome until Friday midnight

The deadline for submitting documents to register presidential candidates will expire on May 22 midnight, the electoral commission has reported.
INFOTAG, 21 May 2009, 19:11

Chisinau, Mai 21 ( INFOTAG ). On Wednesday, the 101-member Moldovan Parliament failed to elect a new head of state. The post was aspired by two candidates nominated by the ruling Moldovan Communist Party - Zinaida Grechanaya and Stanislav Groppa. Acting Prime Minister Zinaida Grechanaya received 60 ballots from the MCP faction, and academician Groppa - nothing. The opposition [41] did not take part in the voting, and were not even present in the room. As a result, the majority faction, having 60 members, short-received one ballot necessary for electing a new head of state.

Also on Wednesday, the Parliament set a date for a new presidential election - May 28, and set up a new electoral commission, which has announced this Thursday and Friday as the time for submitting candidate registration documents.

The MCP Chairman, outgoing President of Moldova and recently elected Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Vladimir Voronin, stated yesterday his party would once again nominate premier Zinaida Grechanaya as the party's main presidential candidate, and would decide shortly about an alternative candidate.



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