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Moldova's Communist Party launches court action to declare Nov 30 election null and void

December 05, 2014, 21:32 UTC+3 CHISINAU
"The parliamentary election in Moldova was organized and conducted with violation of a range of norms of national and international law," Communist Party of Moldova said
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CHISINAU, December 5. /TASS/. Communist Party of Moldova, a major opposition force in the former Soviet republic, has filed a petition with the Constitution Court to declare the results of the November 30 parliamentary election null and void, the press service of the party said on Friday.

"The parliamentary election in Moldova was organized and conducted with violation of a range of norms of national and international law and this affected its results and the subsequent distribution of parliamentary mandates," the petition says. "For this reason, the Communist Party has filed a query with the Constitution Court demanding that the election be declared invalid."

Among the violations, the Communists single out the faulty operation of the electronic register of voters, the presence of a party with an almost identical emblem (the Party of Reformist Communists) and discrepancies in the counting of votes.

In the meantime, the country's Central Election Commission on Friday confirmed the results of November 30 voting, which give the pro-European parties 55 out of 101 parliamentary mandates, which will enable them to staff the leading parliamentary agencies and to elect a prime minister. In the wake of it, the leaders of these parties have already begun talks on how to rebuild the ruling alliance.

The Communists have emerged victorious from the parliamentary elections over the past fifteen years but now they are occupying the third position with 17% of ballots cast in their favor. The Socialist Party of Moldova, which received the best result of 20.5% among political parties, also stays in opposition.

Other parties did not get over the 6% qualification barrier. The Central Election Commission is expected to submit the final protocol on voting to the Constitution Court next week for retting official recognition of the election validity.

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