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Election News from November 22, 2014

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IMAS opinion poll: parties most likely to get into the Parliament

Five political entities might get into the Parliament after the elections of 30 November 2014: the Party of Communists (PCRM) with 19.6% votes; the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) with 17.2%; the Democratic Party (PDM) with 14.2%; the “Patria (Homeland)” Party with 8.7%; and the Liberal Party (PL) with 8.5%. The Party of Socialists (PSRM) is nearing the electoral threshold with 5.3%, while the number of the undecided dropped slightly to 9.6%, according to an opinion poll produced by the IMAS Institute for Marketing and Polls on request on the IPN news agency. The data show the voting intentions of the persons who decided to participate in elections, which is 66% from the total number of respondents.

The number of respondents decided to vote for the PCRM dropped with 3.8 percentage points compared with the opinion poll of this September. A decrease also occurred for the PLDM (-1.4 p.p.) and “Patria” (-0.9 p.p.). The parties that saw growth were PDM (+3.5 p.p.), PL (+2.2 p.p.) and PSRM (+2.5 p.p.).

According to the poll, 60% of respondents said they already decided who to vote for, and 8% said they might make a decision on voting day. As for the political orientation of respondents, 29% said they were right-wing, 23% — center, 19% — left, and 22% — don’t know or have no answer.

The poll was produced between 8 and 19 November on a sample of 1,128 persons older than 18, in 81 localities, with a margin of error of +/- 3%. // IPN

Alexandr Petkov excluded from the PCRM

The primary organization of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM), where Alexandr Petkov had been registered, excluded him from the party. The reason for exclusion is “violation of the party statute,” and the decision was unanimous.

We shall remind that communist MP Alexandr Petkov recently announced that in the parliamentary elections of 30 November he would be a candidate of the “Patria (Homeland)” Party, with Renato Usatii as head of its list of candidates. Petkov then said that he did not intend to leave the PCRM, although the decision of being a candidate for another party had not been coordinated with his party. //

“Ravnopravie (Equality)” Movement withdrawn from the electoral campaign

The “Ravnopravie (Equality)” Movement, led by Valerii Klimenco, declared about its withdrawal from the electoral campaign for the parliamentary elections of 30 November 2014. At the meeting of 22 November, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) examined this electoral contestant’s application, excluded it from the list of electoral contestants and modified the size of the ballot, which will now be 20 mm shorter than the previously approved version.

According to the CEC, there still are 25 electoral contestants registered for the parliamentary elections of 30 November. // CEC