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The Moldovan opposition intends to annul the results of local elections.

The Moldovan opposition intends to annul the results of local elections.

Deputies of the Shor party, banned in Moldova, intend to demand the annulment of the results of local elections held in the republic last fall, vice-chairman of the political formation Marina Tauber said on Thursday.

On March 26, the Constitutional Court of Moldova declared unconstitutional changes to the electoral code that limited participation in elections, which affected, in particular, deputies from the Shor party, which was banned in the republic.

“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 Constitutional Court of Moldova declared illegal the ban imposed by deputies of the ruling Action and Solidarity party on former members of the opposition Shor party to participate in elections in the next five years. In contrast to this decision, the Commission for Emergency Situations established criteria for an individual ban on participation in elections for party members who were subject to the ban. Immediately after this, parliament introduced amendments to the electoral legislation. And the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, approved them by decree. The Central Election Commission of Moldova compiled a list of 102 people who were deprived of the right to participate in local elections, which were held in the republic in the fall of 2023.


On June 19, the Constitutional Court of Moldova decided to recognize one of the opposition parties, Shor, as unconstitutional. According to the same decision, the party is considered dissolved, and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic is instructed to create a commission to liquidate it and exclude it from the state register. The deputies representing the party remained in parliament, but are considered independent, not having the right to join other political forces.