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27 Oct. 2020 / 20:03

Report: CEC is not perceived as an independent authority

The members of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) would be biased, and the institution would not be independent and it needs to increase its transparency. These are just some of the findings made public by Transparency International Moldova, which presented in a report the results of a CEC assessment from the perspective of the National Integrity System. The experts also formulated a series of recommendations, such as ensuring the stability of the electoral legislation, guiding the international standards, improving the legal framework in terms of monitoring the competitors' expenses, Mesager reports.

"The manner of appointing the members of the CEC by the decision of the Parliament, these being basically appointed by the political actors, makes the members of the CEC and the CEC as a whole,  to be perceived as politically affiliated. The CEC is unfortunately not perceived as an independent authority. The legal framework on transparency of the CEC is not  guided by internal rules for organizing public consultation procedures", said Marina Kalughin,  expert of Transparency International.

Contacted by Moldova 1, the president of the CEC, Dorin Cimil, said that the institution he leads will not comment on the results of the report.

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