Dispatch of Election Observers to the Early Parliamentary Elections of the Republic of Moldova

November 22, 2010

  1. The Government of Japan has decided to dispatch an expert on regional affairs as well as a diplomat of the Embassy of Japan in Moldova, resident in Kyiv, as election observers to the international election observation mission organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe / the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), in order to support fair conduct of the parliamentary elections of the Republic of Moldova, which are scheduled for November 28 (Sun).

  2. The upcoming parliamentary elections will be held following the dissolution of the Parliament by the acting President Ghimp in September, 2010, in response to the failure to designate a new President at the Parliament convoked after the elections in April and July, 2009.  As the President of the Republic of Moldova remains absent for more than one year, ensuring fair and democratic conduct of the upcoming elections is extremely important for the stability of the Republic of Moldova, facilitating the designation of the President at the Parliament.  Around 200 observers are to be dispatched from major countries to the International Election Observation Mission of OSCE/ODIHR.