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The opposition in Moldova plans to cancel the outcomes of local elections

Members of the Shor party, banned in Moldova, plan to request the cancellation of the local election results that took place in the country last autumn, as mentioned by Marina Tauber, the vice-chairman of the political group, on Thursday. ⠀

Members of the Shor party, which is prohibited in Moldova, plan to request the cancellation of the local election results that took place in the country last autumn, as mentioned by Marina Tauber, the vice-chairman of the political group, on Thursday.

The Moldovan Constitutional Court stated on March 26 that adjustments to the electoral code, which restricted election participation and affected Shor party deputies, were unconstitutional.

“We declare that immediately after the publication of the motivating decision of the Constitutional Court, we will begin legal procedures to challenge the results of local elections in 2023. We will demand the annulment of the results and the organization of new local elections with the participation of all possible candidates on legal and democratic terms,” Tauber said at a briefing.

 


Earlier, the Moldovan Constitutional Court deemed the ban imposed by the ruling Action and Solidarity party on former members of the opposition Shor party to participate in elections for the next five years illegal. In response to this, the Emergency Situations Commission set criteria for individual bans on election participation for party members affected by the ban. Shortly after, parliament modified the electoral laws, with the approval of Moldova's President, Maia Sandu. The Central Election Commission of Moldova created a list of 102 individuals who were barred from participating in the local elections held in the country in autumn 2023.


On June 19, the Constitutional Court of Moldova ruled that the Shor party, as an opposition group, is unconstitutional. As a result of this decision, the party is considered dissolved, and the Ministry of Justice of Moldova is instructed to form a commission to dissolve it and remove it from the state registry. The deputies representing the party still hold seats in parliament but are considered independent, without the right to align with other political forces.

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