Observation Mission for the Presidential Election in the Republic of Moldova on 30 October 2016
V.2.3. Expenditures Found by Promo-LEX Observers that were not Reflected in Election Candidates’ Financial Statements27 a) Expenses for office rentals According to Promo-LEX observers, 9 ECs used at least 168 offices in 35 district centers, Chisinau and Balti municipalities and ATUG: Iurie Leanca – 10 offices, Andrei Nastase – 6, Ana Gutu – 1, Maia Sandu – 1, Mihai Ghimpu – 27, Marian Lupu – 40, Inna Popenco – 6, Igor Dodon – 42, Dumitru Ciubasenco – 34, Silvia Radu – 1. Only 3 ECs (Dumitru Ciubasenco, Marian Lupu, Andrei Nastase) reported such expenses in their statements submitted to the CEC. The minimal real amount of unreported expenses for the rental of 168 offices by 10 ECs was found by Promo-LEX observers to be MDL 573,895. b) Expenses for office maintenance services According to Promo-LEX observers, 10 ECs used at least 168 offices. No EC reported such expenses in their statements. The total unreported expenses for office maintenance services amount to at least MDL 38,496.
c) Expenses for landline and mobile telephone services and internet According to Promo-LEX observers, 10 ECs used communication services during the election campaign. Only 3 ECs (Inna Popenco, Maia Sandu, Valeriu Ghiletchi) reported such expenses. Communication services include landline and mobile telephone services and the Internet. The expenses for mobile telephone services were calculated by multiplying the number of people en-
27 Methodology is presented in the introduction of the Report.