Moldovan parliamentary election, 2014
Parliamentary elections will be held in Moldova on 30 November 2014. Article 63 of the Constitution of Moldova states that the "Parliament shall be elected for a 4-year term". The previous parliamentary election was held on 28 November 2010. The upcoming election will be the eighth parliamentary election since independence in 1991.
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%.
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.
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.
In total, the Central Electoral Commission registered 25 participants in the election (20 political parties, 1 electoral bloc and 4 independent candidates):
|No.||Party or independent candidate's name||Candidate list accepted by the
Central Electoral Commission on
|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.
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.
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. 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. The party may appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Justice of Moldova.
|Party||2010 elections||Opinion Polls|
|Seats||%||Jan 2013||Apr 2013||Apr 2013||May 2013||Oct 2013||Nov 2013||Nov 2013||March 2014||April 2014||May 2014||June 2014||July 2014||September 2014|
- Constitution of the Republic of Moldova
- 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
- "IMAS Poll (in Romanian)". unimedia.md. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "Political poll: PCRM leads (in Romanian)". Jurnal TV. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
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- "Moldova Association of Sociologists Poll". trm.md. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- "Moldova Association of Sociologists Poll". trm.md. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "Association of Sociologists and Demographers of Moldova Poll". allmoldova.md. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
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- "Public opinion survey Residents of Moldova". International Republican Institute. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "Perspectiva votanţilor activi din Rep. Moldova în pragul alegerilor parlamentare". Cercetare IPN. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.