Electoral assistance - reforming electoral legislation and practice

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Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR visits the Republic of Moldova

Chișinău 23 May 2017
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Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR visits the Republic of Moldova

A delegation of the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR visits the Republic of Moldova in view of the preparation of a joint opinion on the revision of the electoral legislation concerning the electoral system for the election of Parliament. The delegation will meet the President of the Republic, the President of Parliament, representatives of political parties and the civil society, as well as the Central Electoral Commission.

This activity falls in the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.


Specific objective 1: align electoral legislation and its implementation with the principles of the European electoral heritage

Indicators:

  • electoral legislation that meets international standards is adopted;
  • shortcomings in the electoral practice are identified;
  • legislation on elections and/or political parties is amended in conformity with international standards;
  • institutional and operational capacity of election administration to organise electoral process in line with Council of Europe standards is enhanced.

 

Specific objective 2: ensure that electoral practice is compliant with the principles of the European electoral heritage

Indicators:

  • shortcomings in the electoral practice are identified and measures to address them are taken;
  • the institutional set-up and capacity development of electoral management bodies is strengthened;
  • electoral justice is enhanced through better quality of complaints;
  • domestic observation becomes professional and domestic observers fully aware of Council of Europe and other international election standards;
  • civic and voter education is enhanced through increased participation of women, minorities and other disadvantaged groups as voters and candidates;
  • awareness of Council of Europe relevant standards in the areas of democratic elections is increased among the members of Parliaments and parliamentary staff of Eastern Partnership countries. Members of parliaments and parliamentary staff improve their understanding of the amendments to be adopted in the national legislation on elections and political parties.