Disinfo: Results of the first round of Moldovan presidential elections were falsified with Western help

Summary

The electorate was driven to polling stations in the EU and the USA under all pretexts, and Romanian nationalists, violating all norms and even the criminal code, tried to block the participation of Moldovan citizens living on the left bank of the Dniester in the elections. Roughly speaking, the results of the first round were falsified with the active participation of Western countries!

Disproof

Recurring the pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about foreign involvement in Moldovan internal affairs, including elections.

There is no evidence that Moldovan citizens residing abroad, particularly in the European countries, were brought to the polling stations in an organised manner.

There were indeed incidents at some border crossing points with the Transnistrian region on the election day. Several volunteers tried to prevent the alleged organised transportation of citizens to the polling stations. However, ENEMO International Election Observation Mission found that "observed irregularities in procedures during election day did not seem to affect the legitimacy of the process."

A similar statement was issued by the head of the CIS observation mission, Victor Guminski. "The mission came to the conclusion that the presidential elections in the Republic of Moldova on November 1, 2020 were held in accordance with the electoral legislation in force in the country, were free, open and competitive," said Victor Guminsky.

ODIHR's Limited Election Observation Mission in their preliminary findings have also stated that "In most polling stations visited, voting and counting was generally well-organized."

See here a similar case claiming that EU sent Moldova a letter of instructions on how to conduct the elections.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Romania, Moldova
  • Keywords: Elections

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