Presidential Elections in Moldova 2020
Type of election: Presidential election
Type of mission: Election observation mission (EOM)
Head of mission: Dritan Taulla
Deputy head of mission: Bosko Nenezic
Long-term observers: 8
Short-term observers: 35
Upon invitation from the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova, the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) deployed an International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to observe the November 2020 Presidential Election in the Republic of Moldova. This was the second Presidential election held by a direct vote of citizens of Moldova since 2016 and the fourth Moldovan elections being observed by ENEMO, which had the opportunity to observe the 2016 Presidential election, and both elections that followed (Parliamentary and Local elections of 2019).
The International Election Observation Mission of ENEMO was composed of eight Core Team members and eight long-term observers (LTOs). Due to an increased health risk, because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the IEOM operated partially remotely, with a part of the Core Team being deployed in the country during the most crucial phases of the electoral process. The Mission was joined by additional short-term observers for both Election Days, on 1 November, and the run-off Election Day, on 15 November, respectively 26 and 35 observers. Short-term observers followed and assessed the voting, counting, and tabulation of results, as well as delivery and intake of electoral materials.
The mission monitored and assessed the overall political and electoral environment in which elections were held, respect for the rights to elect and stand for election, conduct of election management bodies, campaigning, gender equality, voting and tabulation processes, election dispute resolutions and other crucial aspects of the process, based on international standards for democratic elections and the legal framework of Moldova. In total, mission members conducted 469 meetings, with election management bodies, presidential candidates, political parties, state officials, domestic civil society organizations, media, and the international community: in addition to observing 75 campaign activities (meetings or rallies).
ENEMO’s international observation mission for the November 1 Presidential Elections in Moldova was financially supported by the Delegation of the European Union, Government Offices of Sweden, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the National Democratic Institute.
ENEMO presented its Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions for the Second Round
ENEMO IEOM to Moldova for the Presidential Election of November 2020 will organize a press conference on Tuesday, 17 November 2020
ENEMO IEOM to Moldova 2020 presented its Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions
ENEMO IEOM to Moldova for the Presidential Elections of 1 November 2020 will organize a press conference on Tuesday, 3 November
ENEMO IEOM to Moldova will organize a press conference on Monday, 26 October 2020, to present its Interim Report