On 15 September 2019, the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) deployed an International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to Moldova to observe the General Local Elections of 2019.
In addition to the 5 Core Team members based in Chisinau, ENEMO accredited 8 Long term observers (LTOs) and deployed them in teams of two in Chisinau, Balti, Orhei, and Comrat on 26 September. Over the duration of the mission, ENEMO long-term observers conducted 612 meetings, 175 with election management bodies, 112 with political parties, 143 with electoral candidates, 84 with state officials, 34 with media and 64 with domestic civil society organizations, in addition to observing 38 campaign activities (meetings or rallies). Additionally, the Core Team has observed all sessions of the Central Election Commission during the deployment period, and conducted meetings with international and domestic stakeholders at the central level.
This final report is based on ENEMO observers’ findings, interviews with stakeholders, and analysis of the legal framework and other documents. The report includes findings, assessment of the framework and conduct of the elections, and recommendations to key-election stakeholders, with the aim of addressing observed shortcomings and improving electoral processes in Moldova.
Disclaimer: ENEMO’s international observation mission for the 20 October 2019 General Local Elections in Moldova is financially supported by the European Union, Sweden and the Embassy of the Netherlands. The content of the document is the sole responsibility of ENEMO and does not necessarily represent the position of the donors.