Silence day before 30 April elections in Autonomous Territorial Unit Gagauz-Yeri
11:03 | 29.04.2023 Category: Regional
Chisinau, 29 April /MOLDPRES/ - The silence day is in the Gagauz autonomy today, before the elections of the governor (bashkan) and the partial elections to the People’s Assembly (local parliament) of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, due on 30 April. Under the Electoral Code, the electoral agitation is strictly banned on the pre-election day and on the election one.
The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) warns that, on these days, the carrying out/covering of activities/materials with electoral character are not allowed and neither the appearance of candidates for elections at TV or radio programmes.
Also, the electoral contenders cannot make transfers from and to the account, Electoral Fund.
The continuation of the electoral agitation by mass media, electoral contenders and citizens represents administrative contravention and is sanctioned with fine worth from 750 to 1,500 lei, imposed against private people or fine amounting from 1,750 to 2,500 lei, imposed against people holding offices or electoral contender.
According to the CEC from the region, over 92,000 citizens with right to vote are registered in the Gagauz autonomy.
Eight candidates aspire for the position of bashkan.
For its part, the Central Electoral Commission accredited over 70 international observers for the monitoring of the elections of the governor (bashkan) of UTA Gagauzia and the partial elections to the People’s Assembly of the Gagauz autonomy, due on 30 April.
The governor (bashkan) is the supreme official figure of the Autonomous Territorial Unit Gagauz-Yeri. All public administration authorities of the autonomy are subordinated to him/her. The elections of the bashkan are held once in four years.