“Debates regarding uninominal voting aren’t over” Andrian Candu declares there’s need in change

Today in the Parliament took place a new round of discussions regarding uninominal voting. Members of the Central Electoral Commission, of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Court, but also representatives of the civil society discussed about the concept of imperative mandate versus representative mandate and the conditions of revoking the mandate of, in total over one hundred persons deputy mandate.

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Andrian Candu, the president of the Parliament, declared that a final conclusion wasn’t made, it is sure the fact that the approached subjects are important because the citizens need a change.

"The topic remains important and complex. There will be discussed once again the transcript so that we draw up conclusions. It is sure that the debates were useful. The citizens’ and the people’s wish was taken into account in certain notices of the Constitutional Court that according to the polls want a change and want to find the necessary instruments so that the deputies be more responsible. We need clarifying in what concerns the terms and the reasons of deputies reason”, declared Andrian Candu, the president of the Parliament

Approximately 80 % of the Moldovans wants the introduction of uninominal voting, and in the diaspora this percentage is even higher, reminds PUBLIKA.MD. The project regarding uninominal voting was sent for notification to the Commission from Venice.

For the outlining and the elaboration of the initiative that will be forwarded to the Parliament, there was very carefully studied the practice of several countries, as USA, Great Britain or France, countries with advanced democracies, in what concerns the uninominal voting system’s implementation.

It is specified that uninominal voting is a type of election mentioned in the electoral systems’ legislation, practiced in the USA and in Great Britain. This type of election represents the way of direct election of certain individual candidates, opposed to the election system on lists drafted by the parties from the political life of a state.

There will be created 101 uninominal circumscriptions for the parliamentary elections, and from each will be elected by one deputy. It is needed that the candidates collect in their sustaining at least one thousand signatures, but not more than two thousand. Also the diaspora will be able to elect representatives in the Parliament.

The uninominal circumscriptions abroad will be formed depending the number of electors that will register in advance that will participate to the election. The deputies might be dismissed by local referendum organized in the circumscription where they were elected. But they mightn’t to be dismissed in the first and in the last year of mandate.

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