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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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2009 elections will be harsh and difficult for some political parties: Dumitru Braghis

During the 2009 electoral race, the political parties should focus on the world economic crisis which has stricken Moldova and should propose measures to combat it, said Dumitru Braghis, the leader of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) Wednesday at a news conference, Info-Prim Neo reports.
Info-Prim Neo, 28 January 2009, 18:37

2009-01-28/13:08/ Chisinau (IPN) Braghis has said "this way, the people will be shown real programs to overcome the situation and not just electoral promises." When asked about the PSD's intentions, the politician said "new jobs will be created for the citizens returning from abroad, investment projects will be proposed and the aid from the countries, which engaged in supporting technology line producers, will be used."

The PSD president has shown himself indignant at "most of the right-wing parties declaring themselves social-democratic and saying they struggle for society's sake, but their actions do not support their statements." Braghis gave the example of "the right-wing factions in the Chisinau Council (CMC) not backing the PSD's initiative to grant heat compensations automatically to vulnerable groups."

Asked to comment on the Liberal-Democrats' initiative in the CMC to dismiss chairman Eduard Musuc, the PSD's secretary, Braghis has said "it's nothing but a political goal and an attempt to veer attention to the Liberal-Democratic Party".

"The 2009 elections will be very hard and harsh for some political parties," Braghis said, referring to the fact that a number of politicians complain of being intimidated by law-enforcing bodies. He has said neither the PSD members are left alone. Wednesday morning, several PSD members from Donduseni were called to the police, where they were "accused of breeching laws that do not exist."

Dumitru Braghis call ed on the political parties having signed the Conduct Code of the Central Electoral Commis sion to meet weekly to consider how its provisions are observed. He thus hopes to dismiss the rumors that "the political parties quarrel more often and do not solve the citizens' problems."

Braghis says the PSD parliamentarians will back the date of April 5 to be set as the parliamentary elections day.



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