Democratic Party of Moldova

Press release

19 June 2019

The new PSRM-ACUM power brutally takes under its influence the Central Electoral Commission

The new PSRM-ACUM power brutally takes under its influence the Central Electoral Commission

The Democratic Party of Moldova draws attention to the serious violation of democratic norms by shameless establishing of the political control of the Central Election Commission by the PSRM-ACUM government.

The recent amendment of the Electoral Code voted by the PSRM-ACUM parliamentary majority puts CEC to the complete discretion of the political factor, despite general recommendations of the Venice Commission regarding electoral process and completely ignoring good practices in this field.

It becomes evident that the new government does not seek to reach “more democracy”, but to satisfy the hunger for positions of some politicians and to destroy institutionally the Republic of Moldova in order to make it as easier as possible to control.

Also, we ask ourselves if this abusive change of the Electoral Code is not just a first step towards the conscience organization – in autumn – of a new deficient electoral process, viciously from the beginning, and masterminded in order to bring political benefits to those in power now.

We assure the representatives of the new power that this abuse – like many others suchlike – will not be let go easily. The Democratic Party of Moldova will bring this type of actions to the public opinion in Moldova and to the foreign partners, hoping the civil society and the foreign officials will pass over the right signals and those who commit such abuses will give back.