The title of this news leads to the conclusion that either Mr. Pafislis is an impostor, or Moldpres awarded him this role for free. This conclusion is based on the fact that though Mr. Pafilis is member of the European Parliament and holds the right to own opinion, he has no right to claim that he expresses the opinion of the entire European Parliament. Pafilis is part of the fifth “European leftwing united group” of lawmakers, created by only 41 out of 732 members. He runs no official office in the European Parliament or in his group.
It is worth to mention in this context that the Modpres director told the February 8 seminar called Mass Media and Elections, organised by the Council of Europe within the Stability Pact for South-East Europe, that behaviour of Moldovan mass media has two fundamental features: non-professionalism and professionalism which, if persists, is used with cynicism for obscure goals.
Anybody is free to judge over what of these features is effective for the state-owned agency Moldpres. We highlight for a better judgement that the title of this news was tacitly modified on February 27, saying the following: “A Deputy in the European Parliament Regards the Foreign Financing of Coalition-2005 as a Meddling in Moldova’s Internal Affairs.” Of course, the news was modified after the television channel Moldova-1 took it over and achieved its denigrating effect against Coalition-2005.
Also, one of them who refused to show identity documents threatened the journalists that he will «send them a group,» but fell short of revealing whether the group will be part of any police structure or a criminal grouping.
The Moldavskye Vedomosti editorial staff fears that gross police arbitrariness during electoral campaign is going on in Moldova in spite of insistent appeals of other countries and international organisations, including the U.S., Russia, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the OSCE.”
Also, the number of electors who can vote in certain polling stations must be known for distribution of ballot papers.
Overall, CEC intends to publish 2.5 million ballot papers. As many as 2.38 million electors were registered at last parliamentary scrutiny in 2001.
UMT leader Valerian Tulgara said that “Moldovans in Transnistria are offended that the Moldovan CEC has passed the decision on how Moldovan citizens who live in Transnistria will cast their ballots at eight polling stations in settlements near the Transnistrian region with only 12 days before elections. «In spite of violation of Transnistrians’ rights,» UMT invites the citizens in Transnistria to participate in scrutiny: «we have a historical opportunity to influence the structure of the future Moldovan parliament.» Tulgara invited the citizens who reside in Transnistria to vote the democratic forces of Moldova, which would resume the negotiations aimed to identify a compromise.”
The electoral bodies of Moldova should be ready to see how many citizens from Transnistria would vote, unlike the precedent years, avoiding long queues and further accusations of incapacity to guarantee the right to vote.
Tarlev said: “We are concern that certain foreign political and criminal forces are trying to influence the public opinion. These political forces have branches in Tiraspol, where money is laundered, different forces try to influence the electors by proposing them large amounts of money in exchange for destabilising actions.”
If the authorities find and seize the 40 million dollars, they would complete the state budget of Moldova by 10 percent and no confiscation of the alleged 1.5 million received by Coalition-2005 from foreign donors for monitoring of electoral process would be necessary.
“It isn’t tension but a pre-election situation, but it is an indisputable fact that certain political and other forces in Moscow support our opponents. The Moldovan authorities do their best for development of an interstate friendship,” he said. Mr.Voronin assured that he is ready to meet with President Putin at any moment in order to settle the Transnistria problem. “I want to turn over those who sheltered in this ’black enclave’ in order to make them manifest political will and leave nicely Transnistria.”
Speaking about the negotiation format, President Voronin said: “ If a doctor has been treating me for more than ten years but there are no improvements, I should either change the doctor or the method of treatment.
There are sterile negotiations in this pentagonal format for ten years and it all that the current format has done is to strengthen the Transnistrian regime, and, the way we see it, getting, for example, the European Union, the U.S., Romania and other structures involved may change the situation… The withdrawal of ammunition, rather than pullout of military who guard it is important.”
If the CEC fails to repress the samples of media terrorism against PPCD and its leader from the very beginning and audiovisual institutions broadcast them, PPCD will hold the right to unrecognise the validity of the March 6, 2005 scrutiny.”
On the other hand, Chisinau Deputy Mayor Susarenco said that the city hall decision corresponds to regulation, as it was adopted at a session with participation of the municipal police chief and municipal prosecutor.
Lawyer Vitalie Nagacevschi, PPCD candidate for the March 6 parliamentary elections, said that this decision will be contested and PPCD will hold these meetings even in absence of a permit. If participants will receive administrative sanctions, they will denounce all the cases at the European Court of Human Rights. “We hold the right to organise peaceful meetings,” Nagacevschi added. (Based on a news by Basa-Press).
Grigorii Karamalak is internationally wanted since 1998. In 2004, he was held in Russia and detained in the penitentiary of FSB, a Russian security structure. The Russian prosecutors had permanently refused the extradition of Karamalak to Moldova, in spite of lots of related requests from the Chisinau authorities. Karamalak was released ahead of the Moldovan parliamentary scrutiny and immediately included in the electoral campaign on behalf of Democratic Moldova and Patria-Rodina blocs.
Karamalak is the second crime authority who openly announced his confrontation with Vladimir Voronin, after detained criminal Micu.”
The Russian television channel ORT broadcasted on February 27 an interview with Grigorii Karamalak, who reiterated some facts said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
The tries of Voronin and certain Communist candidates to compromise the congress of Moldovans in Russia by associating it with Karamalak are hypocritical on background of publication from the Moscow-based newspaper. Indeed, the acting regime itself had amplified the corruption in Moldova, placed Misin, Sosev, Dimitrov, and other own people in profitable affairs. Even more, they and other business competitors had been pressed or even eliminated in order to cede their assets to Oleg Voronin. Corruption, blackmail and protectionism are the methods used by clan to extort money from population, budget, state institutions, and businessmen. BMD pledged to disclose the schemes used by power’s clans to plunder the citizens for four years, cheating them with small supplements to pensions and salaries.
As for the acting Communist president, he must demonstrate the softness of statements of Grigorii Karamalak. The resignation is a honourable solution, if he has no arguments, the way it happened in many cases when he faced public accusations.”
This time, sources in penitentiary system informed us about fabrication of a letter in which crime leader Petru Galca, alias Micu, allegedly supports the opposition. Galca is detained in the prison in Pruncul. A message written by a professional graphologist was sent on Friday, February 18 from this prison to the preventive detention facility in Chisinau, in order to create an impression that the letter belongs to Micu. The reason of the alleged advertising letter is that the unconvinced detainees hold the right to vote. Of course, the so-called message was intercepted and authorities get ready to accuse the opposition of being supported by crime world. Communists, who hold control on penitentiaries, use it for these petty tricks, the way they use the other administrative resources.
Also, BMD received signals about other scenarios fabricated in panic by servants of acting government in the same context. They include versions related to placement and discovery by police of drugs at campaign staffs of opposition, with provocation of grave traffic accidents and blaming of opposition leaders, and others. We salute the fact that many of law enforcement and justice representatives instructed «to organise the execution» send signals in order to prevent dangerous incidents. We repeat our call to professionals in these sectors to refuse the participation in provocative actions and to ensure the supremacy of the law in the time left till arrival of a new and healthy government in Moldova.”
This electoral action of PSDM brought together over 20,000 adepts, supporters and fans of PSDM, who were permanently moving and over 10,000 remain in the square… The PSDM chairman, Mr. Ion Musuc, said that PSDM is a party with new, professional people who will be capable to come with changes and will bring a better life to all the citizens of country. It called for an aware and well-considered vote on March 6 in order to finally get rid of the incompetent and corrupt government. “Moldova needs a change, said Mr.Ion Musuc, and PSDM is the political force which brings this change.”
PSDM fears that this is one more example when the Communist Party uses the administrative resources in fight against electoral competitors, as this vandalism action could be done only by adepts of the ruling party who held technical sources to openly climb at such a height.
PSDM warns that Communists are already resorting to low-down electoral competition methods aimed to bring material damages to PSDM, and this demonstrates again that the ruling party is ready to use all the means in order to halt PSDM to bring its message to elector.”