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OSCE observers highlight more violations during run-off local elections in Moldova

15:28 | 29.06.2015 Category: Political

Chisinau, 29 June /MOLDPRES/ - Certain unclear legal provisions have affected the preparing and carrying out of the electoral campaign and some cases of abuse when registering voters on additional lists diminished their trust into the electoral process.

The head of delegation of international observers, accredited by OSCE/ODIHR, Kimmo Kiljunen highlighted the respective conclusions today. Kiljunen said that, when holding the run-off local elections, fundamental rights of electors were observed, but violations were also recorded.

„The level of confidence into the district electoral commissions diminished as a result of way to investigate contestations after the first round of local elections. Results of these contestations were provided neither till 28 June,” Kiljunen said.

Kimmo Kiljunen also highlighted that, presently, the legal framework in the electoral area was not appropriate for the procedure to submit contestations. Kiljunen also added that the legal framework does not stipulate that all election recounts requested after the first round of elections to be completed till organising the run-off elections.

As to recommendations, Kiljunen said that these would be included in OSCE final report on organising and carrying out the local general elections in two months at latest.

The 28 June elections were monitored by more national and international observers, among whom 25 OSCE experts from 23 states.

(Reporter C. Russu, Editor A. Raileanu)


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