Moldovan parliamentary election, 2014

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Moldovan parliamentary election, 2014
Moldova
2010 ←
30 November 2014 → 2018

All the 101 seats to the Parliament of Moldova
  First party Second party
  Vladimir Voronin 2006.jpg Vladimir Filat.jpg
Leader Vladimir Voronin Vlad Filat
Party PCRM Liberal Democratic
Leader since 1994 2007
Last election 42 32

  Third party Fourth party
  Marian Lupu Senate of Poland.JPG Mihai Ghimpu Imagine.jpg
Leader Marian Lupu Mihai Ghimpu
Party Democratic Liberal
Leader since 2009 1997
Last election 15 12

Parliamentary elections will be held in Moldova on 30 November 2014.[1] Article 63 of the Constitution of Moldova states that the "Parliament shall be elected for a 4-year term".[2] The previous parliamentary election was held on 28 November 2010. The upcoming election will be the eighth parliamentary election since independence in 1991.

Electoral system[edit]

The election will be held under a list proportional representation system in a single national constituency for all 101 seats in parliament. To enter parliament a party list needs to receive at least 6% of the vote, a list of two parties need at least 9%, a list of three of parties need at least 11% while an independent candidate needs at least 2%.

Candidates[edit]

A total of 41 parties can participate in the election, as they have been officially registered at the Ministry of Justice by the 15 September deadline.[3]

Each party had to submit its list of candidates to the Central Electoral Commission between 3–30 October 2014. The Commission analyzed the lists and decided whether they comply with electoral legislation. Once formally registered by the Commission, the candidates may begin campaigning.

Participating[edit]

In total, the Central Electoral Commission registered 25 participants in the election (20 political parties, 1 electoral bloc and 4 independent candidates):

No.[4] Party or independent candidate's name Candidate list accepted by the
Central Electoral Commission on[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
1 Democratic Party of Moldova 10 October 2014
2 Christian-Democratic People's Party 10 October 2014
3 Force of the People Party 10 October 2014
4 Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova 10 October 2014
5 Liberal Reformist Party 10 October 2014
6 Communist Reformist Party of Moldova 10 October 2014
7 Popular Movement Anti-Mafia Party 10 October 2014
8 National Liberal Party 10 October 2014
9 Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova 10 October 2014
10 'Moldova's Choice - Customs Union' Electoral Bloc 10 October 2014
11 'Democracy at Home' Political Party 10 October 2014
12 People's Party of Moldova 10 October 2014
13 Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova 10 October 2014
14 Liberal Party 10 October 2014
15 Revival Party 10 October 2014
16 'Homeland' Party(*) 13 October 2014
17 Democratic Action Party 27 October 2014
18 Ecologist Green Party 28 October 2014
19 Oleg Cernei 29 October 2014
20 Oleg Brega 3 November 2014
21 'Patriots of Moldova' Party 3 November 2014
22 Valeriu Pleșca 6 November 2014
23 Anatolie Doga 7 November 2014
24 Centrist Union of Moldova 6 November 2014
25 For Nation and Country Party 6 November 2014

(*) Declared withdrawn as of 27 November 2014. However, its name will appear on the ballot paper, as it is too late to remove it. See next section.

Withdrawn[edit]

The candidate list of the Socio-political Movement 'Ravnopravie' (Equality) was accepted by the Central Electoral Commission on 29 October 2014, however, the party later decided to withdraw from the election. On 22 November 2014, the Central Electoral Commission announced that it accepted the withdrawal.[13]

The 'Homeland' Party was declared withdrawn from the election by the Chișinău Court of Appeal on 27 November 2014, for having used foreign financial resources during the campaign.[14] Since ballot papers have already been printed, it is too late to remove the party's name (as was previously done for the Socio-political Movement 'Ravnopravie'). Instead, a stamp marked "withdrawn" will be applied next to the party's name.[15] The party may appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Justice of Moldova.

Opinion polls[edit]

Party 2010 elections Opinion Polls
Seats % Jan 2013 Apr 2013 Apr 2013 May 2013[16] Oct 2013 Nov 2013[17] Nov 2013[18] March 2014[19] April 2014[20] May 2014[21] June 2014[22] July 2014[23] September 2014[24]
PCRM 42 39.32 31.8 50.2 41.8 53.9 39.3 49.6 50.8 48.7 44.5 41.7 36.6 36.2 35.6
PLDM 32 29.42 26.5 19.5 24.7 17.4 16.9 19.7 19.1 28.3 26.5 19.2 23.9 26.1 28.3
PDM 15 12.7 11.9 10.5 13.9 11.9 10.2 13.2 12.7 12.8 14.6 10.2 13.8 14.5 16.2
PL 12 9.96 14.8 16.2 10.4 10.3 7.1 8.8 11.1 10.2 14.3 8.9 10.1 11.6 9.6
PSRM 1.5 0.9 4.7 2.0 4.9 0.9 0.6 8.3 1.8 4.3
PLR new 2.6 2.5 1.6 0.9 5.9
MPA new 1.8 2.8 2.9
PPCD 0 0.53 0.3 0.9 1.3 1.2
PSD 0 0.59 0.8 0.3 1.2
PAD new 0.5
PPM new 1.3
PaRuS new 10.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://lex.justice.md/index.php?action=view&view=doc&lang=1&id=353308
  2. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Moldova
  3. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1001&rid=11564&l=ro
  4. ^ Position on the ballot paper, as determined by the Central Electoral Commission. Parties are listed on the ballot paper in the order they register their candidate lists with the Commission. If more than one party registers candidates on the same day, the order is determined by the Commission following a draw. See: http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=12128&l=ro
  5. ^ http://www.cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=11695&l=ro
  6. ^ http://www.cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=11753&l=ro
  7. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=11993&l=ro
  8. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=12002&l=ro
  9. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=12005&l=ro
  10. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=12051&l=ro
  11. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1043&rid=12082&l=ro
  12. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=12088&l=ro
  13. ^ http://cec.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1042&rid=12235&l=ro
  14. ^ http://www.publika.md/curtea-de-apel-chisinau-a-decis-partidul-patria-este-exclus-din-campania-electorala_2169421.html
  15. ^ http://www.publika.md/cum-a-reactionat-renato-usatii-cand-a-auzit-ca-partidul-patria-a-fost-exclus-din-cursa-electorala_2170191.html
  16. ^ "IMAS Poll (in Romanian)". unimedia.md. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Political poll: PCRM leads (in Romanian)". Jurnal TV. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Public Opinion Barometer Poll (in Romanian)". unimedia.md. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Moldova Association of Sociologists Poll". trm.md. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Moldova Association of Sociologists Poll". trm.md. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Association of Sociologists and Demographers of Moldova Poll". allmoldova.md. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Privesc.eu poll". infoprut.ro. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Public opinion survey Residents of Moldova". International Republican Institute. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Perspectiva votanţilor activi din Rep. Moldova în pragul alegerilor parlamentare". Cercetare IPN. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

External links[edit]