The Moldovan authorities deprived of voting rights almost 800 thousand Labour migrants in Russia in the upcoming October 30 presidential elections, said the leader of the Party of socialists of Moldova (psrm) Igor Dodon, who is considered the favorite in the presidential race, according to the surveys.
"The government has decided to open 100 polling stations abroad, Of which only 8 are in Russia, where two thirds of Moldovan labour migrants. According to our information, more than 800 thousand People, although the Government officially reported 400 thousand But even in this case, the 8 sites will have the opportunity to vote a maximum of 24 thousand People. The government's decision is a mockery of these people, " he stated, reports the news Agency.
The leader of the socialists, which have the largest faction in Parliament, believes that the ruling in 2009 in Moldova Pro-European coalition parties are not interested in improvement of Russian-Moldovan relations. He said that the 2014 parliamentary elections, the Moldovan Authorities opened in Russia only 5 plots. In the end on the voting day in the capital of Russia at the polling station at the Embassy of Moldova has accumulated tens of thousands of people. The vast majority Of them failed to vote and have staged protests that almost caused riots." They wish to limit participation in the Russian Federation came to the polls that They did not have the opportunity to vote for politicians advocating closer ties with Russia. However, the billions of dollars that forward every year to Moldova, our migrant workers From Russia, helping to keep afloat the economy of Moldova, which was destroyed during the reign of the Pro-European coalition, " he stated. The government of Moldova decided to open the election 100 polling stations abroad. Most of them in Italy (25), where there are about 150 thousand of Moldovan labour migrants. Eleven more will open in Romania, 7 in USA, 6 in France. A few sites will be opened in Austria, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Qatar, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia and Japan. The government said in the decision, account was taken of proposals of the Moldovan diplomatic missions abroad, the requests of the Moldovan Diaspora, as well As the number of Residents who took part in voting abroad at the parliamentary elections in November 2014 and those who have registered to participate in the elections.