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candidate. On the other hand, 9 cases of gifts made by Vlad Plahotnuic’s “Edelweiss” Foundation were registered during the campaign (playgrounds and mobile pediatric offices). It is important to specify that during the election campaign Vlad Plahotniuc was the First Deputy Chair of the PDM. The activity of offering gifts as performed by these foundations can be qualified as an image transfer for the candidates Dumitru Ciubasenco (PPPN) and Marian Lupu (PDM).

IV.5.  The Use of Administrative Resources During the monitoring period, Promo-LEX observers found at least 65 confirmed cases that may be qualified as the use of administrative resources by election candidates. Of the total of 65 identified cases, 40 refer to the activity of nominated candidate Marian Lupu (PDM), 9 to Mihai Ghimpu (PL), and 8 to Igor Dodon (PPPSRM). As for the candidates Iurie Leanca, Dumitru Ciubasenco, Inna Popenco and Maia Sandu – between 1 and 3 cases of use of administrative resources were observed. Table 9.  Use of administrative resources Type of administrative resources

Electoral candidate / political party

Activity / way of using administrative resources

No of cases

Sipoteni village (Calarasi district), Goleni village (Edinet district), Cotul-Morii village (Hincesti district)

Signature collection

3

Oniscani village (Calarasi district), Salcia village (Taraclia district)

Campaigning with electoral advertising

2

Doina village (Cahul district)

Campaigning with electoral advertising

1

Mihai Ghimpu Chisinau (PL)

Campaigning with electoral advertising

1

Dumitru Ciubasenco (PPPN)

Vulcanesti town

Campaigning with electoral advertising

1

Inna Popenco (PPMSPR)

Orhei town

Campaigning by placing and applying symbols and colors specific to the candidate

1

Cotul-Morii village, Dancu village, Poganesti village (Hincesti district), Tocuz village (Causeni district), Larga Noua village (Cahul district), Cahul town, Albina village (Cimislia district), Truseni township (Chisianu mun.), Chisinau, Leova town, Costangalia village (Cantemir district)

Signature collection

11

Bestemac village (Leova district), Chisinau, Dubasarii Vechi village (Criuleni district), Meleseni village (Calarasi district), Javtur village, Satul Nou village (Cimislia district), Causeni town, Hincesti district

Distribution of electoral advertising by state employees

8

Use of public Marian Lupu areas (PDM)

Igor Dodon (PPPSRM)

Use of public Marian Lupu positions (PDM)

Localities where cases of the use of administrative resources were registered

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

Published on 26 January 2017.