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.

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AMN, compelled to withdraw electoral ad

Our Moldova Alliance (AMN) is compelled to withdraw, from televisions, an electoral ad displaying people ill-treated or having died after the April 7 events.
Info-Prim Neo, 15 July 2009, 17:43

2009-07-15/10:06/ Chisinau (IPN) The Central Election Commission (CEC) adopted such a decision on July 14, following a complaint by the Communists Party (PCRM), Info-Prim Neo reports.

The PCRM argues, in its complaint to the CEC, that the AMN's clip would be disfavoring it. “Impermissible hints are made, which severely affect the image of and slander the PCRM as an electoral contestant,” said Sergiu Sarbu, the PCRM's representative at the CEC. Moreover, he says the images are distorted.

CEC secretary Iurie Ciocan says the actions of the electoral participants in favor or against opponents must also take into account ethical norms.

“What is the measurement unit to show the severity of breaking the ethical norms. The CEC cannot assess that, only the court can,” replied Nico lae Raileanu, AMN's representative at the CEC. Nicolae Raileanu adds the images from the ad correspond to the reality, because they were taken during the April 7 protests.

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