Foreign Affairs Ministry to furnish CEC with more information about polling stations until 4pm

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration until 4pm, when the Central Election Commission will come together for a meeting, will provide the Commission with more information about the geography of the polling stations outside the country, the list of electrical bureaus and their heads and the related costs. Such an agreement was reached after representatives of the CEC and the Ministry today discussed the organization of polling stations abroad for the snap parliamentary elections of July 11 and the June 17 judgment of the Appeals Court, IPN reports.

According to CEC secretary Maxim Lebedinschi, difficulties in opening polling stations continue to be faced in some of the countries, but the Ministry makes statements that he considers are populist. The Ministry suggests establishing 191 polling stations, but the budget enables to establish only 150 stations. The CEC hasn’t received money for paying the electoral functionaries and so far the Ministry didn’t approve the list of candidates for electoral functionaries.

According to him, at the meeting set to start at 4pm, they will decide whether to challenge the June 17 judgment of the Appeals Court or not.

The Ministry’s representative Eugeniu Revenco said the Ministry cannot take decisions instead of the CEC and it only approves the exact location of polling stations. Owing to the pandemic, polling stations can be now established outside consular sections and embassies too. The CEC will be issued with the exact addresses of all the agreed electoral bureaus. During the last few days, they worked on 146 polling stations. For the other possible polling stations, they need more time to collect information.

Yesterday, the Chisinau City Appeals Court obliged the CEC to establish at least 190 polling stations for the July 11 snap parliamentary elections outside Moldova’s borders. The CEC can challenge the decision in the Supreme Court of Justice.

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