Barometer of Public Opinion: six parties will enter the future Parliament
Six parties have chances to enter the Parliament after the elections of 30 November, according to the results of the Barometer of Public Opinion (BPO) for November 2014, produced at the request of the Institute for Public Policy.
The summed up number of votes given by those decided + undecided shows that the most preferred by voters are the Party of Communists (PCRM) — 14%, the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) — 14%, the Democratic Party (PDM) — 12%, the “Patria (Homeland)” Party — 8%, the Liberal Party (PL) — 7% and the Party of Socialists (PSRM) — 7%. The electoral threshold was not reached by the Antimafia People’s Movement — 2%, the Reformatory Communist Party — 1%, the “Alegerea Moldovei-Uniunea Vamala (Moldova’s Choice — The Customs Union)” Electoral Bloc — 1%, and other parties — 2%.
The decided respondents, which represent 66% of the total, chose the following options: PCRM — 21%, PLDM — 21%, PDM — 18%, “Patria” — 12%, PL — 10%, PSRM — 10%.
The survey was conducted between 26 October and 13 November 2014 on a sample of 1,109 persons in 84 localities, with a margin of error of +/-3%. The survey was produced by the Center of Sociological, Politological and Psychological Analysis and Investigations “CIVIS” at the request of the Institute for Public Policy and funded by the Soros Foundation-Moldova.
To ensure proper conduct of the parliamentary elections of 30 November 2014, the “Registru” State Enterprise will issue, free of charge, between 25 and 30 November, temporary IDs to Moldovan citizens with the right to vote. The temporary IDs will be issued free of charge to holders of non-valid IDs, including Soviet-type passports, who for some reasons failed to obtain IDs, to the citizens whose documents have been lost/stolen, and to persons who did not previously have an ID.
Moldovan citizens with the right to vote will be able to receive a temporary ID by addressing authorities. This document will be issued in a simplified form after determining the identity and legal status (citizenship of the Republic of Moldova), without it being necessary to present acts of civil status if the requester was previously entered into the State Register of Population.
According to statistics, an average of over 4,500 such temporary IDs have been requested for participation in elections between 2009 and 2011.
Voters can request certificates of the right to vote until 29 November 2014
The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) informs voters that certificates of the right to vote will be issued by the electoral bureaus of voting precincts until 29 November 2014 inclusively.
According to the electoral legislation, the persons that on election day will not be in the locality of their domicile or residence can request from the electoral bureau of their voting precinct a certificate of the right to vote. The certificate is issued upon presentation of the ID confirming the voter’s domicile in the area of that voting precinct.
The certificate of the right to vote will allow voters to vote in any other voting precinct on the territory of the country than the one to which they are attributed. // CEC
Electoral programs do not offer solutions for persons with disabilities
The electoral programs of the contestants for the parliamentary elections of 30 November contain only general proposals concerning vulnerable persons. Few contestants directly speak about persons with disabilities, and their proposals are declarative and impossible to measure in terms of feasibility. This conclusion was made by the experts of the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections and of the Keystone Human Services International Moldova, who had analyzed electoral programs.
According to experts, ten electoral contestants at least once mentioned persons with disabilities as a target group for their proposals. At the same time, some contestants used inappropriate terminology, such as “invalids”, “pension for invalidity”, etc. The majority of contestants, 12 of the 21 whose platforms were analyzed, announce the intention to increase the amounts of social benefits for persons with disabilities, and only the Democratic Action Party and the “Democratia Acasa (Democracy at Home)” Party in addition to that propose development of social services for this category of citizens. // IPN
The PCRM requests exclusion of the Reformatory Communist Party from the electoral race
The Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) declares its dissatisfaction with the fact that the Reformatory Communist Party (PCR) was not excluded from the electoral race. This statement was made by the head of the PCRM electoral staff Artur Resetnicov at a press briefing.
Resetnicov claimed that the PCR is a clone of the PCRM and that it had been registered in order to manipulate public opinion. “I don’t know what imagination you must have so as to have an ear of wheat in the form of a sickle. Their goal is for people to confound the two symbols,” the communist said.
“We are appealing to voters to pay close attention. The goal of this manipulation with the clone party is to steal votes. Be very careful, analyze the ballot and choose real parties,” Artur Resetnicov said. // curentul.md
The “Patria (Homeland)” Party is worried about the possibility to be removed from the electoral campaign
At a press conference, Renato Usatii, head of the “Patria (Homeland)” Party list for the parliamentary elections of 30 November, accused the Liberal Democratic Party leader Vlad Filat and the Democratic Party vice-chairman Vlad Plahotniuc of preparing the removal of his party from the elections. “I have information confirming that the Ministry of Interior is already preparing provocations against the «Patria» Party, and that next week we will be removed from elections,” Usatii said.
Veaceslav Negruta joins the team of the Liberal Reformatory Party
At a press conference, ex-Minister of Finance Veaceslav Negruta announced about his joining the team of the Liberal Reformatory Party (PLR) for the parliamentary elections of 30 November. “Between 2007 and 2009 I supported the teams that said ‘Moldova without Voronin’ and ‘Moldova without communists’. Today, we are at a totally different stage, when I say that it is worth to make efforts for a ‘Moldova without oligarchs’. It is a start and a new stage in a new team. Professional, courageous people, who can call things by their proper names,” Veaceslav Negruta said. // jurnal.md