14 May 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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Democratic youths demands voting contitions for students

The Democratic Party's youth organization has demanded from the Moldovan Government to provide proper voting conditions for Moldovan students during the July 29 early parliamentary elections.
INFOTAG, 30 June 2009, 16:50


Chisinau, June 30 ( INFOTAG ). The DP youth organization issued a statement today, reading that in the conditions of slackly written legislation norms for students' participation in voting, the mechanisms proposed by the Central Election Commission appear to be inefficient.

The document said, the April 5 voting experience showed that only 3,850 voters submitted applications on their places of staying. The appeal to over 100 thousand students to submit their applications on stay places was made at a moment when most students had already left the republic for summer vacations. Obtaining of a certificate of the right to vote or traveling to one's university campus for voting is too expensive an undertaking for a student. Moreover, voting certificates are not valid prior to the establishment of electoral bureaus (July 14).

The Democratic youth has requested the Government to organize a free traveling possibility for students to their study places and back home on July 29.

"We presume these will be insignificant expenditures compared with demands to ensure free and correct elections in conformity with the Republic of Moldova's international commitments. We are convinced this step will only help the Government build up citizens' trust in it", the statement said.

Readers' comments
Recent comments:
iannn, 1 July 2009, 9:43
As the future of Moldova depends on its youth; not to invest in ensuring the future guradians of Moldovian democracy get help to vote is damaging to Moldova.
Its not a matter of trust, its a matter of government obligations to the future of Moldova. If Mr Voronin has use of a helicopter; then he has a moral obligation to fund student help for Moldova's future.
How much does it cost to use the helicopter for traveling, and how much is the train fare?
iannn, 30 June 2009, 20:10
It is undemocratic to expect people to 'pay to have the right to vote'' this is a disgrace and shows signs already that the communist officials are planning another election fix. Students showed be allowed postal voting as in all other democracies.
This must be monitored from today and govt must help and students.
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