ADEPT: Association for Participatory Democracy    Association for
 Local Elections of June 5, 2011Political parties of the Republic of Moldova
   Versiunea Română      
    Home        Site Map         E-mail           

About us  







Elections 2007  

Elections 2005  

Results 1994-2005  

Electoral Blocs  

Central Electoral Comission  

Civil Society  


Civic Voice  

Political Parties  

Points of view  



Policy Briefs  


Useful information  




Click to enlarge the photo Round table for presenting the study "Voting from abroad: international practices and recommendations for the Republic of Moldova"

On July 8, 2010 Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT organized a Round Table where presented the findings of the Study "Voting from abroad: international practices and recommendations for the Republic of Moldova", produced within the project "Promoting compliance with international standards and OSCE commitments for democratic elections", funded by the OSCE Mission to Moldova.

The study developed by ADEPT experts states the basic principles underlying the right to vote abroad and presents the international experience of external voting (legal, procedural and administrative, voting procedures etc.). It was also briefly examined how Moldovans voted abroad in the five election cycles after the declaration of independence of Moldova. The authors found that voter turnout in external voting has increased considerably in the last election, including due to the increase in polling stations abroad, and support the opening of supplementary polling stations abroad outside the diplomatic missions. Although this method has some drawbacks, currently it is the most appropriate to ensure greater security and transparency of the voting outside the diplomatic missions abroad.

The study findings indicate that a successful implementation of this method of external voting requires certain conditions to be fulfilled, in addition to human, technical and financial resources:

  • the existence of an apolitical, independent, efficient and incorruptible administrative system;
  • clear legal provisions for conducting the electoral process;
  • the existence of a political and social consensus concerning the need to introduce new methods of external voting, which can be ensured by carrying out large public debates;
  • preliminary testing and evaluation of the introduced method of vote.

The study provides recommendations to streamline the process of organizing elections abroad in supplementary polling stations. Among them may be listed: focusing on preliminary voter registration and simplifying the procedure of voter registration, setting a limit of registered voters for opening a supplementary polling station, developing of clear instructions to ensure safety and transparency of the electoral process, training of electoral officials, cooperation with Diaspora organizations etc.

The representatives of Parliament, Central Electoral Commission, international institutions, political parties, NGOs and mass-media participated at the round table.

Study "Voting from abroad: international practices and recommendations for the Republic of Moldova" [395Kb]

Results of the first round of elections in Gagauzia
The first round of elections to the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia ended on September 9, 2012 with the election of 13 out of 35 deputies. Representatives of the three main political parties from the region were satisfied both with their results and with the way the campaign developed »»»

/Igor Botan, September 13, 2012/

Illegal visas to maintain legality
At its sitting of April 8, 2009, immediately after the verbal instruction of the outgoing Moldovan President was made public, the Government adopted Decision no. 269 on imposing visa regime with Romania »»»

/Sergiu Grosu, 15 April 2009/


top of the page  

Copyright © 2001–2015 Association for Participatory Democracy "ADEPT"
Phone: (373 22) 21-34-94, Phone/Fax: (373 22) 21-29-92, e-mail:

Reproduction of the materials is welcomed provided the source is indicated
Site developed by NeoNet  
About site