Voters without domicile and without residence will be able to vote in parliamentary elections
Moldovan citizens that have no domicile or residence will be able to vote in the parliamentary elections of 30 November at any polling place, by signing a declaration on oath that they will not vote multiple times. The holders of such documents will be verified in the electronic register of voters and included into the additional list with the note “without registered domicile”. A decision in this regard has been approved at today’s meeting of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC).
We shall also mention that the Moldovan citizens that will come to polling places outside Moldova will also sign declarations on oath, vowing not to vote multiple times. // realitatea.md
Several members of the “Renastere (Renaissance)” Party joined the Democratic Party of Moldova
At a press conference, the leaders of the territorial organizations of the “Renastere (Renaissance)” Party (PR) announced about joining the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM). According to PR vice-chairman and MP Oleg Babenco, the goal of the “Renastere (Renaissance)” Party is to ensure social cohesion against a background of destabilizing actions that are taking place in society, and the electoral programs of the two parties are similar in a proportion of 90%.
“There is one week left until elections, and we see that the situation is changing. Unfortunately, an increasing number of extremist tendencies appear, aiming at destroying peace and understanding in society. We wish that civil union may be maintained. We are withdrawing in favor of the Democratic Party and supporting it during the remaining time. Why? First, it is a tolerant and truly democratic party. It is practically the only party that has representatives of national minorities among its candidates. We worry that our Moldova might repeat the scenario of Ukraine,” Babenco said.
Electoral contestants’ expenses between 7 and 20 November
According to the financial reports presented to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), parties and independent candidates have so far spent over 80 million lei.
The reports presented by the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) and the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) show that they spent 29 million lei each. The democrats received this amount from over one thousand donors, and the liberal democrats indicated donations from 243 persons. The two parties are followed by the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM), which has so far spent 7.6 million lei, and the “Patria (Homeland)” Party, with over six million lei from 15 donors.
About four million lei from 55 donors were invested in this campaign by the Liberal Reformatory Party (PLR). The Party of Communists (PCRM) has so far spent three million lei from 334 persons, and the Liberal Party (PL) indicated 1.2 million lei in its financial reports. Smaller expenses have been declared by the People’s Party (PPR) — 716 thousand lei, the “Renastere (Renaissance)” Party and the Antimafia Movement — 250 thousand lei and 190 thousand lei, accordingly. The “Alegerea Moldovai — Uniunea Vamala (Moldova’s Choice — the Customs Union)” Electoral Bloc indicated 174 thousand lei, and the People’s Power Party — 143 thousand lei. The Christian Democratic People’s Party (PPCD) and independent candidate Oleg Cernei indicated modest expenses, while the Reformatory Communist Party (PCR) and the National Liberal Party (PNL) say they have spent only 6,000 lei each.
According to the CEC, during this electoral campaign, parties and blocs are entitled to spend no more that 55 million lei. Final financial reports shall be presented on 28 November, two days before the parliamentary elections. // publika.md
Two opinion polls with different results about the intention to vote
The results of two sociological surveys, by the Sociological Research Center (SRC) and the Association of Sociologists and Demographers of Moldova (ASDM), have been presented today.
The SRC announced that 5 political entities are likely to get into the Parliament, while the ASDM named 6 parties with chances at success. According to the former, the five entities are: the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) — 17.2%; the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) — 15.2%; the Democratic Party (PDM) — 13%; the “Patria (Homeland)” Party (PP) — 8.2%; and the Liberal Party (PL) — 6.5%. If only the answers of those decided were taken into account, the situation would be as follows: PCRM — 23%; PLDM — 20.8%; PDM — 16.5%; PP — 11.2%; PL — 8.5%; and the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) — 6.5%.
The other poll, by the Association of Sociologists and Demographers, shows that the future Parliament will be formed of 6 parties: PCRM — 20.1%; PLDM — 15.7%; PDM — 14.1%; PSRM — 13.5%; PP — 7.8%; and PL — 7.3%. Taking into account only the answers of those decided, the redistribution would be as follows: PCRM — 23.1%; PLDM — 18.1%; PDM — 16.2%; PSRM — 15.6%; PP — 9%; and PL — 8.4%.
The SRC conducted its survey between 11 and 21 November on a sample of 1,050 persons older than 18, from 74 localities in the country, with a margin of error of ±3%.
On the other hand, the ASDM conducted its survey between 11 and 20 November on a sample of 1,185 respondents in 78 localities on the right bank of the Nistru and 460 respondents in 21 localities in the Transnistrian region. The survey is representative for the adult population of Moldova, with a maximum error of +3%. // unimedia.md
Three electoral contestants in the race for the parliamentary elections of 30 November 2014 have received warnings from the Central Electoral Commission (CEC). They are “For Nation and Country” Party, the Centrist Union of Moldova and independent candidate Valeriu Plesca.
The three electoral contestants have been warned for failing to submit their financial reports within the deadlines set by law, which is a violation of the Electoral Code. // tribuna.md
The last modifications in the electoral lists approved by the CEC
The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has approved several draft decisions concerning the last modifications made by electoral contestants in electoral lists. Thus, the electoral list of the Liberal Reformatory Party (PLR) included former Minister of Finance Veaceslav Negruta onto the 4th position and the Vice Minister of Transport Boris Gherasim onto the 7th position.
A new candidate appeared on the 52nd place of the electoral list of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM). This candidate, Alexandru Marcinschi, replaced Ion Ionas, who has died recently.
Furthermore, Sergiu Voloc, who announced last week about his joining the Centrist Union of Moldova (UCM), was placed onto the 2nd place of the Union’s electoral list, and its former leader Mihai Petrache moved from the 12th to the 7th place.
We shall remind that Saturday, 22 November 2014, was the last day when electoral contestants could make changes in their registered lists of candidates for elections. // curentul.md
Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti addressed a message to citizens before the parliamentary elections of 30 November. The head of State underlined the importance of everybody voting, in order to ensure the continuity of the country’s course towards European integration. “It is important to understand a simple but fundamental thing: our future and the future of our children and grandchildren depends on how we vote on 30 November. Our destiny is being decided now,” the president’s message says.
In the same context, Nicolae Timofti referred to the activities of some political entities, which are intending to destabilize the situation in the country. “Some political forces that are participating in these elections want our return to the troubled and poor past that we so hard disengaged from, having made huge efforts and major human sacrifices. Some persons and parties that are dubious, unknown to people, funded from suspect sources and from abroad are speaking to us about customs unions and illusory Asian projects, while attacking the European foundation on which we are placing our country,” the president said.