Documents

Follow-Up on Electoral Reform

Follow-up on the implementation of the electoral reform in Moldova in the context of the upcoming Parliamentary elections

Promo-LEX

On 24 February 2019 the Republic of Moldova will hold regular Parliamentary elections. Unfortunately, the activity of the current legislature and political parties is marked by many social and political events with negative connotations.

 

Follow-Up on Electoral Reform

Electoral reform in Moldova

Promo-LEX

Promo-LEX has formulated many recommendations for the improvement of the above-mentioned aspects of the electoral system, thus striving to contribute to the organization of free and fair elections in Moldova. The main recommendation formulated in this regard by Promo-LEX for the authorities was to cancel the mixed electoral system or at least to implement it no earlier than for the 2022 Parliamentary elections, and only after all the gaps are settled and citizens are better informed about this change.

 

Local Elections

Observation Mission of the New Local Elections of 20 May 2018 – Report No 2

Promo-LEX

On May 3, 2018, the Promo-LEX Observation Mission (OM) launched its second monitoring report on the new local elections to be held on May 20, 2018. In the report, the OM reveals several issues, related to the activities of electoral bodies, financing of electoral campaigns, as well as to the use of administrative resources by electoral contenders, or for their benefit.  Additionally, incitement to hatred and discrimination was a common practice over the monitored period.

 

Local Elections

Observation Mission of the New Local Elections of 20 May 2018 – Report No 1

Promo-LEX

The Promo-LEX Observation Mission (OM) of the new local elections of 20 May 2018 is a project carried out by Promo-LEX Association under the Civic Coalition for Free and Fair Elections. Report No 1 is an interim report, the general purpose of which is to ensure the overall improvement of the electoral process in progress. According to Promo-LEX OM estimates, the potential election candidates spend at least MDL 478,890 for election activities before their registration.

 

Republican Legislative Referendum

Promo-LEX Analysis on level of implementation of the recommendations

Promo-LEX

Promo-LEX analyzes the level of implementation of the recommendations made by the European Commission for Democracy Through Law and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to the Republic of Moldova with Regards to the Draft Laws Amending and Supplementing Some Legislative Acts (electoral system for parliamentary elections). The Assosiation found out that out of 32 recommendations only 12 (37.50%) were fulfilled, 14 (43.75%) – partially fulfilled, while 6 (18.75%) – were not fulfilled at all.

 

Republican Legislative Referendum

Opinion of Promo-LEX Association on the rejection of the Initiative Group registration application for referendum

Promo-LEX

Promo-LEX Association disapproves of the decision of the Central Electoral Commission to reject the registration of the Initiative Group for conducting a republican legislative referendum on repealing Law No 154 of 20 July 2017, which changed the electoral system into the mixed one. The Association is alarmed by the trends that take shape in the society – when certain important national public authorities limit the citizens’ right to initiate a referendum, as well as to freely express their opinions in a democratic exercise.

 

International Conference

Presentations of the experts at the International Conference on Electoral systems in Moldova

Promo-LEX

On 23 May 2017, Promo-Lex Association hosted the international conference “Options and considerations for reforming the electoral system of the Republic of Moldova. Comparisons from international experience” in Chisinau. International experts, including EPDE experts, from Western and Eastern European countries provided input for this debate. Representing countries such as the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Norway and Romania, they offered insights into the electoral laws and practices in their countries.

 

Recommendations

Electoral System Design in Moldova

Promo-LEX

The Norwegian expert Mette Bakken and her Romanian colleague Adrian Sorescu presented the study ‘Electoral System Design in Moldova’ at the international conference on electoral systems in Moldova. Ms Bakken and Mr Sorescu argue that in Moldova, it is not clear what would be the result from passing from one electoral system to another. Therefore, they have developed a number of recommendations for reforming the current system.

 
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