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General Local Elections of June 14, 2015

On June 14, 2015, Republic of Moldova will hold general local elections. According to Electoral Code (art.119), mayors of cities (municipalities), sectors, villages (communes) and councillors in districts, cities (municipalities) and villages (communes) shall be elected by universal, equal, direct, secret and free vote for a four-year term. 898 mayors of the localities and 11,680 local councilors should be elected in local elections, out of them 1,116 councilors in local councils of the second level and 10,564 in local councils of the first level.
General information on elections

Elections for General Mayor of Chisinau municipality

Vasili Chirtoca  Party of Communists of the Republic of MoldovaZinaida Greceanii  Party of Socialists of the Republic of MoldovaIlian Casu  Partidul Nostru (Our Party)Oazu Nantoi  “European People’s Platform of Moldova — Iurie Leanca” Electoral BlocTimotei Turcanu  National Liberal PartySerafim Urechean  Liberal Democratic Party of MoldovaMihail Cirlig  People’s Party of the Republic of MoldovaValerii Klimenco  “Ravnopravie (Equality)” MovementElizaveta Moscaliciuc  “Renastere (Renaissance)” PartyGrigore Petrenco  “Casa Noastra — Moldova (Our Home — Moldova)” PartyAnatolie Prohnitchi  Ecological Green PartyMarcel Darie  Party of Law and JusticeTatiana Tomacu  “Patriots of Moldova” PartyOleg Brega  “Democratia Acasa (Democracy at Home)” PartyMonica Babuc  Democratic Party of MoldovaIgor Caldare  “Lista Poporului (People’s List)” Electoral BlocDorin Chirtoaca  Liberal Party
Elections for Chisinau Municipal Council

Election News

May 20, 2015
Survey: electoral contestants most likely to accede to the capital’s mayor’s office Independent candidate Oleg Cernei has joined the electoral campaign[]

Commentaries

Modification of electoral legislation shortly before local elections
Igor Botan, April 29, 2015
On 9 April 2015, the Parliament approved, by Law no. 36 and Law no. 61, amendments to the Electoral Code and to other five codes and laws referring to elections and electoral subjects. The majority of amendments are welcome, but some of them are confusing and inopportune. Also, it should be mentioned that the amendments were made after 3 April, when the Parliament set the date of general local elections[]

Election Process Monitoring

Reports and analyses covering election campaign, Election Day and post-election period[]