Members of Venice Commission Delegation met today with representatives of parliamentary factions on their fact-finding visit to Chisinau.
The visit was conducted in the context of the preparation by the Venice Commission and the OSCE / ODIHR of the joint opinion on the amended electoral law to be approved at its meeting on 16-17 March.
The officials discussed the procedures for the implementation of the new electoral system, including the delimitation of constituencies, respect for gender equality, diaspora vote, Transnistrian region and other administrative-territorial units.
Opposition MPs were invited to join the working committee to delineate constituencies, however, they refused to involve the constitution.
The meeting was attended by Roman Boțan, Ion Casian, Ion Apostol, Oleg Reidman, Elena Bodnarenco, Maria Postoico and Iurie Țap.
"We want the voters to appreciate their votes for the party who will represent them in the Parliament. I regret that the opposition parties were unwilling to involve constituency activities, "said Social Democrat Vlad Batrincea.
Meanwhile, Deputy Eugen Carpov said that Moldova was interested in implementing the recommendations of the Venice Commission to ease the new legislative provisions procedure.
Representatives of the PDM parliamentary faction and the European People's Parliamentary Group were represented by deputies Marian Lupu, Sergiu Sîrbu, Violeta Ivanov - from PDM, and Eugen Carpov, Mihaela Spătaru and Aliona Goţa representing the EPP group.
During the visit, the joint delegation will discuss with the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the Central Electoral Commission, the members of the National Commission for constituency, extra-parliamentary parties and civil society.