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New Electoral Law in Moldova Criticised as a Tool to Keep Power
New Electoral Law in Moldova Criticised as a Tool to Keep Power

Author(s): Jakub Pieńkowski
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Developing nations
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Moldova
Summary/Abstract: On 19 June, the Venice Commission and the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE issued a negative review of a draft electoral law in Moldova. The government says the draft bill is the result of parliamentary consensus. In fact, it has been designed to keep the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) and its unpopular leader, Vlad Plahotniuc, in power after next year’s parliamentary elections. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that, if the draft becomes law, the EU will tighten the terms of financial assistance offered to Moldova.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English