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Moldovan electoral body makes specifications on holding presidential polls' runoff

18:10 | 11.11.2016 Category:

Chisinau, 11 November /MOLDPRES/ – The Central Election Commission (CEC) today made several clarifications regarding the conduct of the presidential election runoff taking place on Sunday, 13 November 2016.

According to CEC’s member Maxim Lebedinschii, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration announced that "ballots for Moldovan citizens living abroad were taken and sent to the polling stations abroad."

Also at today's meeting, it was specified that recently has increased the students' residence registration in Moldova. Similarly, CEC’s chairman Alina Russu, announced that "several heads of educational institutions have decided that if students with voting rights are absent from classes on Monday, 14 November, their absences will not be labeled as unmotivated."

CEC Chairman reiterated that tomorrow, 12 November, it will be the day of silence, which means it will not be permissible campaigning, so the electoral candidates and broadcasters who violate this provision will be sanctioned according to the law.

Also, for the presidential election runoff, CEC announced additional accreditation status of observers as national, so international one. Their number is now of more than 4600 people.

At the same time, the Commission reiterated that, today, candidates must submit financial reports on funds collected and expenditures made during the campaign. They must be submitted both electronically and as paper copy signed by the persons in charge.

The reports will be published on CEC’s official website within 48 hours of their receipt.

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