The president of the Central Election Commission Alina Russu stated for IPN that she sees no risk that the political parties will face financial blockages in December. According to her, the Election Code enables the political parties to use financial resources from donations made before the start of the election campaign. So, the parties during the last month of this year could use the financial sources accumulated from donations made before December 1.
A week ago, the Party Action and Solidarity (PAS) warned about the risk that political parties will have their activity paralyzed before the election campaign prior to the parliamentary elections. PAS member Sergiu Litvinenko said the problem derives from the amendment to Article 47, paragraph 7 of the Election Code proposed by Democratic MP Angel Agache. Under this amendment, the parties in the electoral period will be able to receive donations not into their accounts, but in a special election fund. The biggest problem is the fact that the electoral period starts on December 1 and the special fund for elections can be opened only after January 1, 2019, after the election runners are registered by the Central Election Commission.
The PAS leader Maia Sandu requested then the Central Election Commission to identify a solution to this problem.