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

Electorate strength goes up 55 thousand

The number of names, included into voter lists for the July 29 early parliamentary elections, currently makes 2,620,418 - almost 55 thousand more than at the previous elections.
INFOTAG, 24 July 2009, 18:36

Chisinau, July 24 ( INFOTAG ). That is because citizens who voted on additional lists last April 5 have now been included into the main voter lists, Central Electoral Commission Chairman Eugen Stirbu told a news conference today.

In his words, the Commission has printed 2,683,553 ballot-papers, including for polling stations to be opened in Moldovan diplomatic missions in foreign countries.

Next Wednesday, a total of 1,987 polling stations will be working in this republic - nine more than last April 5. Their staffs will total nearly 20 thousand persons.

Stirbu failed to tell precisely how many observers will be working in Moldova on July 29 because their accreditation is still in process. He only said observers will be present at all stations. For instance, the League for Human Right Protection in Moldova (LADOM) has already accredited over 2 thousand domestic observers.

The CEC Chairman also said the elections will cost slightly over 31 million lei to Moldova's State Budget.

The CEC also said it had summed up the results of an electoral awareness raising campaign called "An Informed Voter - an Conscientious Voter" that had been under way last several weeks.

CEC Deputy Chair Renata Lapti said that in the campaign's framework the CEC had worked out, produced and placed 16 video clips, 12 electoral boards in Chisinau and 44 in the localities, 18 banners in the Internet, 6,540 brochures.

Electoral spots were broadcast by 23 television channels, 10 radio stations, 5 video panels in Chisinau (540 appearances a day), and on the large screens of 27 supermarkets in Chisinau and Balti.

To improve the electoral awareness of Moldovan citizens abroad, the Central Election Commission cooperated with the television companies of Portugal, Italy, Romania, with Moldovan satellite television companies, and some Internet websites.

Lapti said the campaign had been organized and carried out thank to the assistance by the UNDP, the European Union, the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), the International Organization for Migration, and the Association for Participatory Democracy (ADEPT).

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