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 20161 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 was headed by Dritan Taulla.
This Final Report is based on ENEMO observers’ findings throughout the electoral period. This Report was preceded by an Interim Report, issued on 26 October 2020, and two Statements of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions, issued after each round of the election. respectively on 3 November and 17 November 202010.
Disclaimer: 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. The content of the document is the sole responsibility of ENEMO and does not necessarily represent the position of the donors.