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FINAL REPORT

Observation Mission for the Presidential Election in the Republic of Moldova on 30 October 2016

Table 5.  Types of activities carried out during the period immediately prior to the election campaign Marian Lupu

Igor Dodon

Dumitru Ciubasenco

Andrei Nastase

Iurie Leanca

Valeriu Ghilitchi

Maia Sandu

Artur Croitor

Vadim Brinzan

Candidate / IG / Political party

Political campaigns

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Meetings with citizens

10

7

9

4

2

-

1

-

-

Concerts

8

2

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

Opinion polls

1

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Marches, flash mobs

-

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

Trips abroad

-

-

-

3

3

-

-

-

-

Others (films, conferences, master-classes, summer schools, inaugurations)

-

2

-

1

-

2

2

1

1

21

14

10

10

6

2

3

1

1

Types of activities

Total

IV.2.  T he Registration/Withdrawal/Cancellation of the Registration of the Candidates for the Position of President of the Republic of Moldova In total, the CEC registered 12 candidates (Marian Lupu, Mihai Ghimpu, Iurie Leanca, Andrei Nastase, Inna Popenco, Dumitru Ciubasenco, Maia Sandu, Igor Dodon, Silvia Radu, Maia Laguta, Ana Gutu, Valeriu Ghiletchi). At the same time, the CEC rejected requests to register the following candidates for the position of President of RM because they had failed to meet the requirements for registration: Ion Dron (IC); Roman Mihaes (IC); Vasile Tarlev (IC); Vitalia Pavlicenco (IC). It is worth mentioning that Vitalia Pavlicenco and Roman Mihaes appealed against the CEC decisions rejecting their registration. Their requests, however, were rejected by the courts. On 20 October 2016, a candidate for the position of the head of state, Andrei Nastase, submitted a request to the CEC withdrawing from the election campaign. On 21 October 2016, the CEC accepted his request. On 22 October 2016, the Supreme Court of Justice reached a decision excluding the candidate Inna Popenco (PPMSPR) from the electoral race because she did not declare all her expenditures. On 26 October 2016, the PDM candidate, Marian Lupu, announced his decision to withdraw from the presidential race. On 27 October 2016, Marian Lupu submitted a request that the CEC cancel its Decision registering him as an election candidate. The request was accepted by court decision. The seal “Withdrawn” was applied to the candidate’s name on ballots. We note that, in accordance with Article 46(6) of the Electoral Code, ‘candidates in an election may, no later than seven days prior to an election, withdraw their candidacy by addressing in writing a declaration to this effect to the electoral body which registered their candidacy.’ On the other hand, para.7 of the same article does not stipulate any time limit for the candidate to submit an application or request regarding the cancellation of his/her registration.

Final Report: Observation Mission for the Presidential Election on 30 October 2016  
Final Report: Observation Mission for the Presidential Election on 30 October 2016  

Published on 26 January 2017.

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