Parliamentary elections in Moldova: what you need to know about them

Parliamentary elections in Moldova: what you need to know about them   24 февраля Молдова в десятый раз выбирает парламент. Но эти выборы не похожи на остальные. «Ziarul de Gardă» рассказывает, что в них нового и чем это может кончится для страны, в которой продолжает снижаться уровень демократии. Смешанная система и админресурс В прошлом году Молдова перешла с пропорциональной системы голосования на смешанную. Это означает, что половину депутатов изберут по

EU urged to react strongly if widespread electoral fraud is reported

EU urged to react strongly if widespread electoral fraud is reported The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is concerned about the prospect of Moldova being captured by oligarchic clans and having its constitutional institutions brought under their control. According to the organization, there is a high probability that the forthcoming election will mark a major step in this direction. According to a statement issued in Brussels,

Electoral period marked by incidents and observers’ intimidation

Electoral period marked by incidents and observers’ intimidation Report no. 3 on the monitoring of February 24, 2019 parliamentary elections, drawn up by Promo-LEX OM, reveals a series of worrying trends, in particular, intimidation of Promo-LEX observers, early start of electoral campaigns, misuse of administrative resources and offering of electoral gifts, defective reporting of expenditure by initiative groups, as well as other cases related to non-observance of some legal provisions

MOLDOVA LOSING GROUND IN CIVIL FREEDOM RATING – FREEDOM HOUSE

MOLDOVA LOSING GROUND IN CIVIL FREEDOM RATING – FREEDOM HOUSE Moldova was included in the list of partly-free countries, scoring 58 points of 100 possible. This is said in the research “Freedom in the World 2019”, published by experts of the American nongovernmental organization Freedom House. In comparison with 2018, Moldova lost 3 points, demonstrating average results in the basic rates of the rating, such as the civil liberties and

Statement of PACE pre-electoral delegation

Statement of PACE pre-electoral delegation A pre-electoral delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that visited Chisinau to assess the election campaign and the preparations for the Parliamentary elections to be held on 24 February 2019  was informed  about a number of long-standing concerns which still remain unaddressed In particular, cases of intimidation and violence against candidates; cases of hate speech, including against women candidates; cases

Over 80% of lawyers do not believe in independence of judges

Over 80% of lawyers do not believe in independence of judges An opinion poll shows over 80% of the respondents do not think the judges in Moldova are independents and only 17% of those surveyed have an opposite opinion. As regards the solutions of Moldovan judges, 35% of the lawyers consider them equitable and adopted without influences from outside, while 64% do not agree with such an assertion. The poll

Run Moldovan, Run! By 2050, the population of the Republic of Moldova will decrease by more than 44%

Run Moldovan, Run! By 2050, the population of the Republic of Moldova will decrease by more than 44% Projected population change in European countries, 2017 to 2050 The “population growth rate” is the rate at which the number of individuals in a population increases in a given time period, expressed as a fraction of the initial population. Projected population growth rate in European countries, 2017 to 2050: Об этом говорится

Ten questions for candidates

Ten questions for candidates Центральная избирательная комиссия обнародовала декларации о доходах и имуществе кандидатов в депутаты. Внимательное их изучение крайне важно для тех, кто собирается голосовать осмысленно. Посмотреть  декларации о доходах кандидатов в депутаты по партийным спискам можно здесь, на сайте Центральной Избирательной Комиссии. Посмотреть декларации о доходах кандидатов по одномандатным округам можно здесь. Перефразируем пословицу: скажи мне, каковы твои доходы, и скажу тебе, кто ты. В связи с этим

Fair elections in Moldova? Are You kidding?

Fair elections in Moldova? Are You kidding?   So, on February 24, 2019, parliamentary elections will be held in Moldova. It is worth providing some interesting facts on the eve of these elections. In 2018, Europe refused to trust the Republic of Moldova that has been being under the rule of the Democratic Party, and stopped its financial support. There were plenty of reasons for this: the delay in investigating

Moldova is a state on the threshold of political and moral bankruptcy

Moldova is a state on the threshold of political and moral bankruptcy Western analyst Vladimir Socor said the parliamentary elections of this February are the decisive event of 2019. According to him, the stake of the elections is related to the domestic policy and is no way ‘geopolitical’ in character. “The Republic of Moldova is profoundly sick. Such a situation when the state was usurped by a group of interests