Key Finding: Jan 6 - Jan 26

In the original election budget the state had allotted funding for 150 polling stations to be established outside of Moldova. On January 19, the CEC approved a plan to establish 125 polling stations outside of Moldova and 47 polling stations in the Transnistria region—25 fewer than in the original proposal. IRI believes the procedure to establish polling stations outside Moldova lacked transparency, as the CEC gave no rationale for how it decided on the number and location of polling stations abroad. IRI believes the process did not respect the provisions and criteria for establishing polling stations outside of Moldova as established by the Electoral Code.