For Immediate Release
NDI Report: Efforts Needed to Ensure Full and Informed Participation and Promote Fairness
October 14, 2020
Washington, DC -- Moldova approaches presidential balloting on November 1, 2020 with the demonstrated capacity to conduct democratic elections, yet facing urgent challenges, according to analysis released today by the National Democratic Institute. Moldova Election Watch highlights the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, as well as the need to address long-standing concerns about participation and fairness.
“This election comes at a pivotal time for Moldova,” said Sir David Lidington, chair of the Royal United Services Institute. “Global and domestic factors are straining the country’s institutions. A credible election process that reflects the will of voters would give the next head of state a stronger mandate to help the country navigate the hurdles ahead. It would also demonstrate Moldova’s commitment to a democratic course, which would in turn reinforce the country’s stability and sovereignty.”