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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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Tkaciuk recommends opposition leaders to go to church and vote for Communists

Mark Tkaciuk, a Communist (PCRM) candidate, accuses the opposition of distributing flyers discrediting the PCRM.
Info-Prim Neo, 27 July 2009, 17:17

2009-07-27/16:31/ Chisinau (IPN) He recommends the opposition leaders to go to church, to pray, and then to vote for the PCRM, Info-Prim Neo reports.

“Flyers informing that Iurie Rosca is a PCRM candidate, or that Vladimir Voronin and Marian Lupu make a joint appeal on voters are massively distributed on Moldova's territory, as if by the PCRM. We know that the first flyer was commissioned by the PD, headed by Marian Lupu, and the second by the PLDM, headed by Vlad Filat,” Mark Tkaciuk told a news conference on July 27.

He says the PCRM has already picked its candidate for president - Zinaida Greceanai, and those info materials are but an attempt to deceive voters.

“The opposition used primitive lies in the previous and this campaigns. Lie number 1 was about rigging the elections. Since April 5, no opposition leader has brought any evidence that those elections would have been frauded. Nobody has that evidence. Neither the Central Election Commission, nor the Council of Europe, nor society. But the information about rigging the elections was the reason for the youth to take to streets on April 7," Tkaciuk explained.

The PCRM candidate has also accused his opponents spreading information through which they try to undermine the PCRM. “The opposition maintains that after the PCRM wins the elections, it will lock up the country for two years, that the PCRM plans to fire retirement-age workers, that the Communist leaders do not pay for utilities, and that the July 29 elections will be rigged,” Tkaciuk claims.

“Instead of a Liberal and democratic opposition we deal with totalitarian sects having accidentally privatized the names of Liberalism and democracy,” the Communist said.

He claims the opposition has allegedly prepared for July 29 several challen ging actions against the PCRM. “Youths dressed in red are to campaign for the PCRM, in order to blame us," he said.



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