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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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Activists launch Moldova’s first ‘Space Camp’ © Susan Coughtrie

“The Truth” has been said

A campaign called “Adevarul” (the Truth), launched a month ago by the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM), has reached 750 Moldovan localities.
Info-Prim Neo, 25 July 2009, 16:56

2009-07-25/13:12/ Chisinau (IPN) Over 80,000 citizens have been informed by young Liberal Democrats about the April events. They drew a partial balance sheet on July 25, in Chisinau’s downtown, Info-Prim Neo reports.

According to the PLDM’s Youth Organization, the Adevarul Campaign pursued to realize the events having occurred in Moldova after the April 5 elections, especially the arrests, ill-treatments and torture the young men were subjected to, as four of them died.

“We planned to reach all the Moldovan population and tell them Moldova has got one more chance. It was very hard, because we were aggressed in many localities, electricity used to be switched off when we came, while the police used to conduct themselves in an uncivilized manner,” said George Mocanu, the president of the Youth Or ganization.

He says they encountered most obstructions in Cahul, Anenii Noi, Cantemir and Soroca districts. “We notified the Central Election Commission.”

Mihaela Spataru, a young PLDM member, considers the campaign has been a success because they have succeeded to replace the “pro-Communist” public television with another information source – the mobile television.

The young Liberal Democrats say they won’t stop and will unfold the drive for two more days.

 

2009-07-25/12:43/ PLDM accuses, PCRM denies

Chisinau (IPN) The principles of free and fair elections has been breached in the April 5 parliamentary elections, as the electoral participants did not enjoy equal access to media, the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) accuses in a report on the April poll, which was presented on July 24 on the Great National Assembly Square in Chisinau, Info-Prim Neo reports.

Meanwhile, the Communists Party (PCRM), mostly criticised in the report, declines the accusations and says that the PLDM breaches the electoral law, and has repeatedly been warned by the Central Election Commission (CEC).

The PLDM’s report claims that the Communist rule abusively used administrative resources and put pressure on electoral contestants and voters.

„We publicly present faked signatures of people who did not vote. In addition, we did not enjoy equal access to media, while the public stations, with national coverage, favored the ruling party,” stated Miha i Godea, the first deputy president of the PLDM.

When asked by Info-Prim Neo, the PCRM’s representative Sergiu Sarbu has categorically rejected the charges. He says the PLDM makes and says but inventions.

„The PLDM is the one which has breached art. 7 of the CEC’s Regulation on the elections, telling people to hide passports and not to vote for the PCRM. The media favored the PLDM in the electoral race, the evidence beeing the complaint and 5 warnings from the CEC,” Sergiu Sarbu specified.

The PLDM tried to present a similar report on July 18 and 19 in Chisinau’s downtown but the car with the necessary materials was vandalized by 7 unidentified men who ran away.



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