The European Union’s Ambassador to Chisinau, Peter Michalko, will participate in monitoring the November 1 presidential election, according to a draft approved by the Central Electoral Commission.
The electoral institution approved the project on the accreditation of observers from the EU Delegation in Moldova to monitor the Presidential elections in Moldova. Thus, the EU Delegation accredited three national and eight international observers, including the head of the EU Delegation, Peter Michalko.
It should be noted that this is a common practice when ambassadors are involved in the election monitoring process.
For example, the US Ambassador to Chisinau, Dereck J. Hogan, participated, together with the observers of the American diplomatic mission, in the monitoring of the October 2019 local elections.
By Monday, October 6, the Central Electoral Commission registered six electoral contestants, all of them officially launched in the campaign.
List of registered candidates:
- Renato Usatii, Political Party “Our Party”.
- Andrei Năstase, Political Party – Dignity and Truth Platform
- Tudor Deliu, Liberal Democratic Party of the Republic of Moldova
- Igor Dodon, Citizens’ Assembly
- Violeta Ivanov, “Șor” Political Party
- Maia Sandu, Action and Solidarity Party