The International Republican Institute deployed a Long-Term Observation Mission to observe preparations for the Moldovan parliamentary elections and will be on-the-ground for Election Day.

Since 1983, IRI has monitored 205 elections in 57 countries through international observation missions and assessments.

Since December 3, IRI has deployed 13 long term observers and has held over 490 meetings THROUGHout the country.

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On-the-ground Updates

In the News and Online

Photos From the Field


Upcoming Dates

January 25: Campaign period begins. Candidates may now legally campaign for office

January 29: Deadline for the creation of Precinct Electoral Commissions (PECs)

January 31: The final day for selection of PEC leaders

February 3: Deadline for giving voter lists to PECs

February 9: Deadline for modifications of the registered candidate list

February 13: All voters must be informed about the time and place of voting

February 16: Deadline for observer accreditation forms to be submitted to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC)

February 18: Last date that political polling data can be published

February 20: All ballots will be printed by this date

February 22: All District Electoral Comissions will receive their ballots and stamps

February 23: All PECs will receive their ballots and stamps

February 24: Parliamentary Election Day


Data from the Field

40% of a political party’s candidate list is supposed to be comprised of women. IRI has been working with political parties across the political spectrum to equip women to take on greater leadership roles and encourage female political participation.

40% of a political party’s candidate list is supposed to be comprised of women. IRI has been working with political parties across the political spectrum to equip women to take on greater leadership roles and encourage female political participation.

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According to Moldovan law, 40 percent of a political party’s candidate list is supposed to be comprised of women. All registered parties have met that threshold;  however, most of the women are placed 20th or below on the party list and are therefore less likely to make it into parliament.

In the 51 single member districts (SMD), parties that nominate women candidates in 40 percent of constituencies receive a 10 percent increase in state financing. None of the parties have put forward enough women candidates in these constituencies to unlock this funding. 

 
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All parties that will be competing in the parliamentary election have now registered their candidates. Candidates in SMDs were required to submit signatures to the Central Electoral Commission for validation by January 24, 2019.

Some candidates are registered on both the party list and in a SMD. These numbers do not reflect that overlap, and the law remains unclear on procedure if a candidate wins both seats.


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