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.

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Moldova Noastra Alliance leader Serafim Urechean has refuted as totally ungrounded the recent assertions by President Vladimir Voronin that Urechean had allegedly waged negotiations on electing a new president "but disappeared at the last moment".
INFOTAG, 29 June 2009, 19:03

Chisinau, June 29 ( INFOTAG ). Urechean told a news conference today he had met President Voronin twice on the insistence of European Union Special Representative for Moldova Kalman Mizsei, and put forward certain pre-conditions to the President, "but I had no authority from my party to hold negotiations with Voronin".

Urechean explained how all that developed. A banker came to see him one day, and asked his mobile telephone number. Already at half past six the following morning, President Voronin called Urechean, "and I was so happy, so happy to hear him. But my wife was particularly happy. She grasped at the opportunity to talk to Voronin and to tell him about the ocean of tears she had shed last few years because of Voronin. Certainly, any negotiations were absolutely out of the question".

In his words, during the meetings with Voronin, which took place in the presence of Kalman Mizsei, the president started saying how efficient his partnership with Iurie Rosca was. Voronin was assuring Urechean that if only the MNA agreed to support the communist candidate for president, there will be no need even to sigh whatever document because he, Voronin, is able to do even more than he was promising.

According to Urechean, six of the eleven MNA parliamentarians were offered to vote for the Communist presidential candidate. For that, they were promised 4-room apartments in Chisinau, much money, and various high posts, including the post of a Deputy Prime Minister.

"One of our deputies was even offered 2 million euros, and when the man refused, they told him he might be given even much more", said Serafim Urechean. "But the Alliance has never betrayed and shall not betray its voters. Since 2003, we have been working for consolidation of democratic forces, and we shall be acting so in the future, too".


Chisinau, June 29 ( INFOTAG ). The Moldova Noastra Alliance today organized a news conference to present evidence that the April 5 elections were fixed by the Communist authorities.

The MNA's official representative at the Central Election Commission, Nicolae Railean, said the Alliance had revealed and submitted to competent organs over 6,500 concrete instances of election rigging, but the organs would not take them seriously. So, the Alliance has decided to present the evidence to the press to put an end to accusations that the opposition, allegedly, is only speaking about violations but is unable to prove them.

The MNA presented a long list of concrete persons who voted without having whatever documents on hands - instead of people staying abroad or those who have passed away.

"Only in the checked lists, we have revealed among voters 800 dead persons and 450 citizens staying abroad", stated Nicolae Railean, and read out the names of such people.

He called as highly strange the attitude to the falsification problem being shown by the Constitutional Court, which is refusing to take the opposition's evidence into account. In his words, "After such refusal, Constitutional Court judges received expensive wristwatches from President Vladimir Voronin".

The MNA leadership maintains that analogous valuable gifts were given after the elections to some Communist mayors of towns and villages and to some MCP members.

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