Urechean brought the following arguments in favour of the need of a movement to monitor the elections: a) Moldova’s general electoral climate has deteriorated; b) authorities commit the same abuses during campaigns for parliamentary elections and early local elections; c) the election day was deliberately set for July 10, in the mid-summer, so that the candidate of the Party of Moldovan Communists (PCRM) benefit from absence of active citizens and votes of citizens who cannot afford vacations; d) the PCRM candidate benefits from media and administrative resources controlled by government; e) opposition candidates who hold great chances face obstructions.
The results of monitoring will be released through reports.
The TeleRadio-Moldova manager said in an appeal to the Central Election Commission (CEC), Chisinau Constituency Election Council (CECC), and the electronic media watchdog CCA that «excerpts from the song “Boonika Bate Doba” are used in the add of candidate Mihai Severovan.
TeleRadio-Moldova holds a document signed by Zdob-si-Zdub, which prohibits the electoral competitors to use excerpts from the song “Boonika Bate Doba” or images featuring the band members for electoral purposes. TeleRadio-Moldova alone holds the copyright to this song in Moldova.
In turn, Mihai Severovan said that TeleRadio-Moldova is an institution which serves the ruling party and tries to halt the broadcasting of advertising of other candidates.» (By REPORTER.MD)