Observation Mission for the Presidential Election in the Republic of Moldova on 30 October 2016
c) Expenses for landline and mobile telephone services and internet The expenses for landline phone services and internet were calculated by multiplying the number of offices used by each EC, as reported by Promo-LEX observers, by the minimum monthly fee for these services (landline phone – minimum fee of MDL 6, internet per office – a fee of MDL 180), and by an activity period of 1.0 months. d) Expenses for remuneration for work Payroll expenses were calculated by Promo-LEX EOM by multiplying the minimum guaranteed salary in the real sector for 2,016 (MDL 2,100 per month) by the number of employees reported by Promo-LEX observers and by the length of the election campaign. e) Expenses for rewarding volunteers/campaigners and observers on Election Day Expenditures for rewarding volunteers were calculated by multiplying the number of volunteers for each EC with the specific reward reported by Promo-LEX observers. The involvement of at least 6,090 volunteers in the daily campaigning activity of 10 ECs and rewards of MDL 100–300 were reported. The minimum amount of compensation reported, MDL 100, was used as the basis for the calculation. Expenses for observers were calculated based on the specific rewards that partisan observers reported to Promo-LEX observers, and, for the candidates who did not report it, based on the minimum value reported, MDL 200. f) Transportation expenses The calculation formula consists of an average fuel consumption of 9 l / 100 km (car), 10 l / 100 km (minibus), 35 l / 100 km (bus) multiplied by the distance travelled and by a fuel price of MDL 16.6/l. g) Expenses for promotional materials The calculation of these expenses was done by multiplying each type of promotional product reported by Promo-LEX observers by the minimum estimated market prices. According to PromoLEX observers, the minimum estimated monthly price for one A3 glossy paper poster is MDL 2.5 at a print run of 5,000 copies; for 1 A3 color glossy paper calendar – MDL 2.5; for one A4 matte paper poster – MDL 0.5 at a print run of 15,000 copies; for a brochure/book of 110 pages – MDL 49.9; for one newspaper – MDL 0.48 at a print run of 100,000 copies; for one 21×20 cm2 flyer – MDL 2; for one door hanger at a print run of 200,000 copies, glossy paper – MDL 2.5; for one 10×12 cm2 folding leaflet – MDL 0.5 at a print run of 300,000 copies; and for one 10×12 cm2 folding leaflet at a print run of 50,000 copies – MDL 1. One balloon with a message and logo costs MDL 2.5, 1 magnet with a message and logo – MDL 3.5, one A5 flyer – MDL 0.5, and one 9×11.5 cm2 transfer picture – MDL 3. h) Expenses for advertising in local/regional print media The calculation of the expenses for advertising in print media was done by multiplying each newspaper advertisement reported by Promo-LEX observers by the minimum market prices. According to Promo-LEX observers, the minimum price for a 1 cm2 advertisement in a publication/ newspaper was MDL 3.70. i) Expenses for public events Expenses for public events include promotion in the media, artists’ fees, and the costs for renting venues, stages, sound equipment, etc. The basis for calculating the expenses for election events/ concerts was the fee of each artist (market rate) to perform for a potential EC multiplied by the actual working time of the event.
Published on Feb 15, 2017