The Ecological Green Party submitted documents to the CEC to be registered for elections
The Ecological Green Party (PVE) submitted to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) documents for registration as electoral contestant for the parliamentary elections of 30 November 2014. As it was the only political organization to submit the set of documents on 22 October, the CEC decided to preliminarily enter this party into the ballot under no. 18. // CEC
The deadline for submission of the declarations of domicile by citizens with the right to vote expires in a week
The Central Electoral Commission announced that the deadline for submission of the declarations of domicile by citizens with the right to vote is 30 October 2014. According to the CEC, persons with the right to vote who changed their domicile after the last elections are entitled to declare their new domicile at the local public administration in order to be entered into the voters’ list at the relevant voting precinct. The declaration shall be submitted personally by the applicant under condition of presentation of the original and copy of the ID card. At the same time, the CEC reminds that the declarations submitted for previous elections are no longer valid. // CEC
The Party of Socialists requests more voting precincts in Russia
The Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) sent a petition to Prime Minister Iurie Leanca, asking for review of the Government decision on opening only 5 voting precincts in the Russian Federation for the elections of 30 November 2014. According to the PSRM, by opening the five voting precincts in Russia, where the majority of Moldovans work, the government violates the citizens’ right to vote and to free expression. In this context, the socialists requested 70 more voting precincts in the Russian Federation to be opened, and the deadline for opening voting precincts is 10 November 2014.
The civil society finds violations of legislation and requests exclusion of a political party from the electoral race
The “Civic Control — Elections 2014” Coalition requests exclusion of the Reformatory Communist Party (PCR) from this electoral campaign for committing violations of legislation in the process of registration at the Ministry of Justice as a political organization. Representatives of the Coalition expressed their concern about the violation of the right to vote for about 34 thousand Moldovan citizens that didn’t manage to obtain ID cards instead of Soviet-type passports, and nothing is known about other 20 thousand citizens without documents or the ones that have no state support. The Coalition’s report also mentions that several parties did electoral propaganda before the official start of the electoral campaign. They are the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova, the Democratic Party of Moldova, the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova and the “Patria (Homeland)” Party through Renato Usatii. According to the report, several electoral contestants bribed voters. Particularly, they offer packages with foodstuffs to poor families, which is contrary to the legislation. // realitatea.md
The democrats’ efforts to improve agriculture in Moldova
The Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) presented a set of actions aimed to increase investment in agriculture and to provide support to farmers. The main actions proposed by the PDM team include:
Small taxes in agriculture;
Removal of bureaucracy from agriculture;
Encouragement of the youth to work and invest in agriculture;
Introduction of agricultural rent: the second pension for older citizens;
Real subventions for farmers;
100 new livestock farms;
Guaranteed credits and subsidized interests;
Protection from risks;
Support for organization of farmers into production groups;
Opportunity to export to all world markets.
According to a press release, the Democratic Party of Moldova is currently consulting with citizens all over the country, and it will include proposals into its Electoral Platform and the future Government Program based on the people’s opinions.
The “Patria (Homeland)” Party is ready for a post-electoral coalition with the Party of Socialists and the Party of Communists
The “Patria (Homeland)” Party, whose list of candidates includes Renato Usatii, is ready to make a post-electoral coalition with the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) and with the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM), but without the latter’s leader Vladimir Voronin. The announcement was made by Renato Usatii during the “Pahomi” talk show on Realitatea TV. According to Usatii, after the elections of 30 November, the PCRM is to obtain 30 mandates, the “Patria (Homeland)” Party — 20, and the PSRM — 10. Thus, the three parties could make a coalition, despite some reticence about the PCRM.