LTOs are reporting an orderly pre-election period. There have been no reports of violence.
The registration period for initiative groups supporting candidates in single mandate districts (SMDs) ended on January 4, 2019. All initiative groups were able to collect the necessary signatures, but IRI observers have concerns about the means of gathering and verifying the signatures.
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Moldova’s District Election Commissions (DECs) were created on time, are fully staffed and function without delays or impediments. The DEC members observed by LTOs are knowledgeable and are following electoral procedures. IRI does have questions about the creation of several districts.
LTOs have observed voter education trainings happening throughout Moldova, and several libraries have offered materials for citizens looking to learn more about the voting process. Many of the LTOs’ interlocutors, however, believe the general public does not currently have enough information about the new electoral system.
As of January 2, 2019, all 113 of Moldova’s broadcasters have submitted statements on coverage of the electoral campaign. Three broadcasters, 10 TV, Gold TV, Radio 7, were issued public warnings for failing to submit their statements on time, after which they complied with the regulatory requirements.
With Moldova's parliamentary elections coming up on February 24, how is the pre-election environment shaping up? Read the first report from IRI's long-term election observers to learn more.