Appreciating objectively and in entire complexity the inheritance of the negotiation process, CUM believes that we must begin the settlement of the conflict with what we can do rather than with what we want. We regard as opportune the approach of insurance of independence and territorial integrity through awarding of a status of autonomy to settlements on the left bank of the Dniester river, including of the status of subject of an eventual federal state (constitutional-federative asymmetrical federation), which would be ensured with internal constitutional guarantees and international political, juridical and military guarantees. The price of this status — the European integration of Moldova, a process and goal followed by disappearance of administrative borders and setup of the European citizenship.
CUM holds a well-prepared programme which will allow us to restart a dignified and productive dialogue with citizens and authorities of Transnistria, without harming the interests of the state and replying to legitimate interests of both banks.”
Mr.Urechean argued the motivation of appeal through the incompetent and corrupt nature of the acting government. He provided evidence, including records of a recent conference, when 24 judges said that they were told to give bribes in exchange for their confirmation in offices bychief of state. Namely this evidence of doubtful affairs of Communists and losses suffered by country due to the acting government have determined Mr. Voronin not to take part in live debates when I invited him, Mr.Urechean said. The DMB political leader noted that the acting administration of the country is losing any credibility regarding its pro-European orientation after the shocking revelations of judges.
Also, DMB unveiled the Project 2010 — Concept regarding the future European integration programme of the country. This project is being developed, as Moldova lost four years and no day must be lost in continuation. The essence of the DMB project regarding the European integration focuses on change and modernization of the country, first of all of the government, as well as concentration of all reforms after March 6, 2005 on the European standards.”
Also, DMB made public statistics on number of appeals and requests received by the juridical department of DMB — a total of 152 requests (and this figure coincides with the number of nongovernmental organisations which are part of Coalition-2005 and perhaps the Communist Party of Moldova (CPRM) could base thus its accusation that Coalition-2005 serves BMD): 62 appeals to electoral bodies; 85 appeals to electoral bodies, audiovisual institutions, the Interior Ministry, Prosecutor-General’s Office; five suing appeals.
The DMB leader said that he does not warm the initiative of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (CDPP) to boycott the presidential elections after the parliamentary polls in order to provoke early parliamentary elections.
Indeed, international institutions monitored all the eight electoral campaigns held after Moldova gained its independence. The main institution specialized in monitoring of elections, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), monitored six out of eight campaigns. The Parliamentary Assembly of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Council of Europe monitored the electoral campaigns in 1994 and 1999.
Mr. Stepaniuc did not say when the PCRM leaders gave up the service transport: before or after publication of reports of Coalition-2005. Asked if he is ready for a meeting with members of Coalition-2005 to openly discuss the accusations against this organisation in presence of journalists, Mr. Stepaniuc refused the proposition.
PSDM held a news conference on February 14, 2005 and replied to a statement by PCRM chairman V. Voronin regarding the electoral campaign and «passivity» of opposition electoral candidates. However, the public television Moldova-1 did not broadcast any reportage from the conference which provided concrete examples when the access of PSDM to electors via TV channels was blocked and showed the cynicism of the chief of state who used his authority and deprived the opposition electoral competitors of possibility to appear on television.
PSDM notified again the international organisations that the results of the March 6 parliamentary scrutiny are already false because of the unfair conditions faced by electoral competitors and obstruction of access to elector.”
Voting abroad and how citizens who live in Transnistria and students will cast their ballots remain a very sensible topic.
The Federation of Organisations of Students and Youth (FOST) held a news conference and accused the police of intimidation of students who attended a protest march. FOST reiterated its dissatisfaction that CEC “did not reconsider yet its decision on how students will cast their ballots and refused to open polling stations in educational institutions” (based on a news by BASA-Press).