MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) – On Moldova's invitation the CIS mission started observation of the presidential election in the country on 12 October, BelTA learned from the CIS mission.
By agreement with the Council of the CIS Plenipotentiaries at the CIS Statutory and Other Bodies, the mission has been headed by Viktor Guminsky, First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee. Representatives of the mission headquarters have met with Chairman and Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Moldova Dorin Cimil and Maxim Lebedinschi.
The parties discussed issues related to the presidential election in Moldova. The chairman of the Central Election Commission informed on the progress of the electoral campaign and the measures taken by the electoral authorities in preparation and conduct of the elections.
CIS observers noted that the main task of the mission is to assess the electoral campaign for its compliance with the national legislation and to assist in holding free and democratic elections.
The mission's work will be built in accordance with the legislation of Moldova, documents adopted within the CIS and will be based on the generally recognized principles and norms of international law in the field of organization of elections.
The presidential election in Moldova is scheduled for 1 November.