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RENATO USATII SAYS HE WENT TO TURKEY TO FETCH PLAHOTNIUC

RENATO USATII SAYS HE WENT TO TURKEY TO FETCH PLAHOTNIUC
28 september, 2020

Renato Usatii, the Chairman of the Moldovan opposition Partidul Nostru [Our Party] and its presidential candidate, has left “in the direction of Turkey”, as he formulated obscurely in the Facebook, “where fugitive oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc has been staying for more than 2 weeks by now, namely in Istanbul since September 10”.

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IRI POLL: MAIA SANDU OUTSTRIPPING IGOR DODON BY VOTERS’ PREFERENCES RATING

IRI POLL: MAIA SANDU OUTSTRIPPING IGOR DODON BY VOTERS’ PREFERENCES RATING
25 september, 2020

If a presidential election were held in Moldova next Sunday, 20% voters would cast their ballots for Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) Chairperson Maia Sandu, and 18% -- for incumbent President Igor Dodon, as per the findings of an opinion poll carried out by the International Republican Institute (IRI) last July 16 through August 23.

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CC EXPRESSES REGRET OVER CRITICISM FROM GOVERNMENT

CC EXPRESSES REGRET OVER CRITICISM FROM GOVERNMENT
25 september, 2020

The Constitutional Court (CC) expressed regret at the criticism of the government over the negative response of the Constitutional Court to the draft amendments to the Constitution for the judicial system. The press release of the Constitutional Court says that it is concerned that the criticism comes from the branch of government, which is obliged to be guided by the Constitution and the decisions of the Constitutional Court."

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​MOLDOVA’S CEC AND VENICE COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSS AMENDMENTS TO ELECTION CODE

​MOLDOVA’S CEC AND VENICE COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSS AMENDMENTS TO ELECTION CODE
24 september, 2020

Amendments to the Election Code of the Republic of Moldova in the context of the Joint Conclusion made by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), and the possibility of adopting the amendments before the Moldovan presidential campaign due to start on October 1 were discussed in Strasbourg on Wednesday between CEC Chairman Dorin Cimil, CEC Secretary Maxim Lebedinschi, Venice Commission Deputy Secretary Simona Granata-Menghini and Head of the Venice Commission Division of Elections and Political Parties Pierre Garrone.

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IGOR DODON STATES MOLDOVA’S COMMITMENT TO PRINCIPLE OF NEUTRALITY AND NON-ALIGNMENT TO SANCTIONS AGAINST PARTNER STATES

IGOR DODON STATES MOLDOVA’S COMMITMENT TO PRINCIPLE OF NEUTRALITY AND NON-ALIGNMENT TO SANCTIONS AGAINST PARTNER STATES
24 september, 2020

Addressing the online General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, President Igor Dodon stated that Moldova is committed to the principle of neutrality and non-alignment to sanctions against partner states.

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OSCE/ODIHR MISSION TO FOLLOW ALL STAGES OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN MOLDOVA

OSCE/ODIHR MISSION TO FOLLOW ALL STAGES OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN MOLDOVA
24 september, 2020

On Wednesday, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) formally opened its election observation mission (EOM) for the November 1 presidential election in Moldova.

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​PAS LEADER SANDU SUBMITS CITIZENS’ SIGNATURES TO CEC

​PAS LEADER SANDU SUBMITS CITIZENS’ SIGNATURES TO CEC
23 september, 2020

Party of Action and Solidarity Chairperson Maia Sandu today delivered to the Central Election Commission the citizens’ signatures collected in her support necessary for getting registered as a presidential candidate.

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MOLDOVAN AUTHORITIES WILL BE RENDERING ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN OBSERVERS AT NOVEMBER ELECTIONS – FOREIGN MINISTER

MOLDOVAN AUTHORITIES WILL BE RENDERING ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN OBSERVERS AT NOVEMBER ELECTIONS – FOREIGN MINISTER
23 september, 2020

The Moldovan authorities are firmly intending to hold the November 1 presidential election in strict accordance with international standards, and are ready to render all necessary assistance to observers to work at the polls, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Oleg Tulea stated during his Tuesday’s meeting with Corien Jonker, Head of the ODIHR/OSCE Election Observation Mission.

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JUSTICE MINISTER MAINTAINS THAT CONSTITUTIONAL COURT’S DECISION IS AN IMPEDIMENT TO JUDICIARY REFORM AND TO MOLDOVA’S INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS

JUSTICE MINISTER MAINTAINS THAT CONSTITUTIONAL COURT’S DECISION IS AN IMPEDIMENT TO JUDICIARY REFORM AND TO MOLDOVA’S INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS
23 september, 2020

Moldova’s Minister of Justice Fadei Nagacevschi is convinced that the recent decision by the Constitutional Court (which declined the draft amendments to the Main Law prepared by the Government) is in fact blocking the Moldovan justice reform and is an impediment to fulfilling Moldova’s commitments to its development partners.

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EURO-PARLIAMENTARIANS CONDEMN CHANGES “UNDERMINING INTEGRITY OF ELECTORAL PROCESS IN MOLDOVA”

EURO-PARLIAMENTARIANS CONDEMN CHANGES “UNDERMINING INTEGRITY OF ELECTORAL PROCESS IN MOLDOVA”
22 september, 2020

“Following recent actions by the Republic of Moldova’s Socialist (PSRM) government that undermine the integrity of the electoral process”, the Head of EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, Siegfried Muresan MEP, together with the Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Andrius Kubilius MEP and Euronest Vice-Chair Andrzej Halicki MEP made a statement saying that they are closely following “how PSRM’s recent changes undermine the integrity of the electoral process ahead of the presidential elections on 1 November 2020 and this is of great concern for us”.

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​LDPM APPEALS TO JUDICIAL CHAMBER TO CANCEL CEC CIRCULAR ON FINANCING CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIONS

​LDPM APPEALS TO JUDICIAL CHAMBER TO CANCEL CEC CIRCULAR ON FINANCING CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIONS
22 september, 2020

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPM), on Tuesday, appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) to get the CEC circular to be abolished. In the party's understanding, it "restricts parties to provide financial support to their presidential candidates," this is said in the LDPM’s statement on social networks.

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IGOR DODON SUBMITS CITIZENS’ SIGNATURES

IGOR DODON SUBMITS CITIZENS’ SIGNATURES
22 september, 2020

On Tuesday, Moldova President Igor Dodon has submitted to the Central Election Commission the citizens’ signatures collected in his support to get registered as a candidate for the November 1 presidential election. Though Dodon is standing as a de-jure independent candidate, he came to the CEC together with Party of Socialists Secretary MP Vlad Batrincea, a Deputy Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament.

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PROSECUTION SERVICE ACQUITS ALEXEI ALEXEYEV OF ALL CHARGES

PROSECUTION SERVICE ACQUITS ALEXEI ALEXEYEV OF ALL CHARGES
21 september, 2020

The Moldovan Prosecution Service has dropped all charges against civil society activist Alexei Alexeyev, and the Chisinau Court acquitted him.

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PREMIER CHICU CALLS ON POLITICAL PARTIES TO LET CEC WORK IN PEACE

PREMIER CHICU CALLS ON POLITICAL PARTIES TO LET CEC WORK IN PEACE
21 september, 2020

Moldova Prime Minister Ion Chicu has called on political parties to stop attacking the Central Election Commission.

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MOLDOVA PRESIDENT ASSURES U.S. AMBASSADOR HE WILL NOT BE USING ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCE IN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

MOLDOVA PRESIDENT ASSURES U.S. AMBASSADOR HE WILL NOT BE USING ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCE IN ELECTION CAMPAIGN
18 september, 2020

Moldova President Igor Dodon has assured the United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Moldova, Dereck Hogan, that he will not be using the administrative resource in the election campaign.

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PROMO-LEX MAINTAINS THAT CEC HAS EXCEEDED POWERS

PROMO-LEX MAINTAINS THAT CEC HAS EXCEEDED POWERS
18 september, 2020

The Promo-LEX Association believes that the Moldovan Central Election Commission exceeded its powers by having restricted political parties' participation in the presidential campaign. That was stated on Thursday by Promo-LEX Program Director Pavel Postica, who presented the 2nd Report of the Election Observation Mission covering the period of August 26 to September 15.

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IGOR DODON STATES THAT THERE SHALL BE NO GOVERNMENT RESIGNATION BEFORE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

IGOR DODON STATES THAT THERE SHALL BE NO GOVERNMENT RESIGNATION BEFORE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
17 september, 2020

Moldova President Igor Dodon has assured the country that until the presidential election [November 1], there shall be no resignation of the Premier Chicu Government.

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PUTIN AND LUKASHENKO SHOULD SERVE AN EXAMPLE FOR DODON TO FOLLOW -- EXPERT

PUTIN AND LUKASHENKO SHOULD SERVE AN EXAMPLE FOR DODON TO FOLLOW -- EXPERT
17 september, 2020

The Presidents of Belarus and Russia – Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin – should serve an example for Igor Dodon to follow, believes expert Ion Tabirta of the “Viitorul” [“Future”] Institute of Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS Viitorul).

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CEC REJECTS ACCUSATIONS OF ITS ALLEGED ELECTION RIGGING BY MEANS OF PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION

CEC REJECTS ACCUSATIONS OF ITS ALLEGED ELECTION RIGGING BY MEANS OF PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION
16 september, 2020

The Moldovan Central Election Commission regards as fully unfounded the accusations being heard from some November 1 election runners that the Commission is allegedly going to falsify election results by using a preliminary registration of Moldovan voters staying in foreign countries. The Commission’s press service has stated the CEC is ready to analyze – within its legal powers – all the statements being made and all the information available on the issue.

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DPM HONORABLE CHAIRMAN STANDS FOR NOMINATING PARTY’S CANDIDATE FOR ELECTIONS

DPM HONORABLE CHAIRMAN STANDS FOR NOMINATING PARTY’S CANDIDATE FOR ELECTIONS
16 september, 2020

Honorable Chairman of the Democratic Party MP Dumitru Diacov has once again stood up for nominating the Party’s own candidate for the November 1 presidential election. Speaking on the local television on Tuesday night, Diacov stated that this should be the party leader – ex-Prime Minister Pavel Filip.

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