Moldova’s Proposed Electoral Change Is a Blow to Democracy. The EU Must Oppose It.

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Publication Date 10/05/2017
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A proposal made in 2017 to change to a mixed electoral system in Moldova would entrench corruption and harm the young democracy the author argues. EU and other Western governments should use their economic clout to stop it.

A delegation of the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR visited the Republic of Moldova in May 2017 in view of the preparation of a joint opinion on the revision of the electoral legislation concerning the electoral system for the election of Parliament.

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ESO: Background information: Moldova: The Captured State on Europe’s Edge (Chatham House: Expert Comment, March 2017)
ESO: Background information: Explaining Oligarchic Moldova (Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, May 2017)
Council of Europe: Venice Commission: News, 10.05.17: Republic of Moldova – forthcoming opinion – visit to the country
Moldovan Politics, 13.03.17: Moldovan President Seeks Regime Change Via Referendum

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