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Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

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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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PLDM asks for Russian-language election debates

The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) has asked the Central Electoral Commission to oblige the Teleradio-Moldova public TV company to organize election debates not only in Moldovan but also in the Russian language.
INFOTAG, 10 July 2009, 19:48

Chisinau, July 10 ( INFOTAG ). Speaking at a news conference today, PLDM deputy leader Alexandru Tanase said that only this way the opposition would be able to present its point of view to the Russian-speaking electorate.

Tanase accused the Communists and the pro-government mass media of misinforming the Russian-language population and of splitting society according to the ethnic principle.

He presented pictures showing the slogan: "Let's defend Fatherland from Moldovans," graffiti on several buildings in Chisinau say.

"Have the Communists and their media indeed pursued the goal of splitting society according to the ethnic principle?! If so, then they have achieved this goal," Tanase said.

PLDM MP Vitalie Nagacevschi told the same news conference that the Criminal Code carries serious punishment for instigation of ethnic hatred.

He urged the prosecution to investigate these cases of xenophobia. At the same time, Nagacevschi said he is skeptical about the objectivity of the prosecution given the fact that "it is involved in the election campaign" and reacts only when it is necessary to save the image of the authorities".

Infotag's note: At the election debates conducted ahead of the 5 April parliamentary election and now ahead of the 29 snap elections, the presenters usually speak in Moldovan, while the participants in the debates are free to speak either in Moldovan or Russian.



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