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Election News from April 8, 2011

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The parties and media are invited to sign the Code of Conduct

The Central Electoral Commission calls on political parties and media institutions to sign the Code of Conduct on how to hold and cover the electoral campaign during general local elections of June 5, 2011. The Code of Conduct means an agreement between the representatives of parties and other socio-political organizations, on the one hand, and media representatives, on the other hand, on how to conduct and cover the electoral campaign, which excludes hurting the dignity and image of the electoral contestants.

CEC approved the Regulations on electoral campaign coverage

The Central Electoral Commission approved the Regulations on electoral campaign coverage by media outlets during general local elections on June 5, 2011 in Moldova. The document establishes how to provide airtime and space in the newspapers for paid electoral advertising, how to organize electoral debates and the electoral campaign coverage principles within the broadcasters, in the written press, Internet and mobile telephony. Each broadcaster, deciding to get involve in the electoral campaign coverage, should lodge a statement on its editorial policy for the electoral campaign with the Broadcasting Coordinating Council (CCA), within the first 7 days since the Regulations have been approved, and the institutions that will not cover the electoral campaign should notify CCA in this respect in the same period of time.

Over 58 million lei are needed to hold elections

The Central Electoral Commission approved the Expense estimate for organizing and conducting general local elections on June 5, 2011, the estimated sum amounts to 58 262 251 lei, out of which over 17 million lei will be needed for the runoff. Near 70% out of the entire expense estimate, represent the electoral officials’ salaries (about 41 million lei).

PCRM alleges intentions of fraud

During a press conference, the representatives of the parliamentary opposition declared that the government prevented the implementation of the Electronic Register of Voters in order to fraud general local elections, and the Election Code was amended without taking into account the recommendations made by the Council of Europe to abstain from amending the electoral legislation in shorter than six months before any elections. Simultaneously, PCRM representatives challenge the legality of the election of CEC members and the Commission’s leadership. CEC representatives argue that the country’s electoral bureaus do not have the necessary infrastructure to implement the electronic register and, that is why, the data and connections’ security cannot be ensured. (According to Infotag Agency)

“Our Home — Moldova” appointed the candidate

The Chairman of “Casa Noastră — Moldova (Our Home — Moldova)” Party, the municipal councilor Oleg Onishchenko, will run for the position of mayor of Chisinau municipality. Onishchenko made the announcement during a press conference held in front of the premises of the Capital City Hall.