The Group of Observers from the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM was invited to attend regular parliamentary elections for the Republic of Moldova, which took place on November 30, 2014.
Among the officials involved, the Group included two deputies from the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan: Mr. Elton Mammadov (member of the Parliamentary Assembly of GUAM and also Head of the Group of Observers) and Mr. Mirkazim Kasimov (member of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly), along with Deputy of the Parliament of Georgia Mr. N. Ebanoidze (member of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly) and GUAM Secretary General Mr. V. Chechelashvili, who coordinated the Group of Observers.
Based on the results of observing 24 (twenty four) polling sites (numbers 71, 98, 108, 109, 110, 116, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 126, 128, 129, 217, 223, 224, 225, 232, 235, 236, 240, 245, and 246) in the electoral precinct of Chisinau, the Group of GUAM Observers decided to issue the following Statement:
The elections to the Parliament of Moldova were organised and held in accordance with the international commitments and standards for democratic elections, including those commitments and standards in relation to the OSCE and the Council of Europe, and also in accordance with national legislation and the rules and procedures elaborated by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Moldova.
Despite a high level of competitiveness, the elections took place in a calm and orderly atmosphere. High activity was observed at the polling sites.
With respect to the overall voting process, the organisation of the elections and the commissions’ activities at polling sites, the remarks on the individual polling stations monitored by the GUAM Group of Observers are not of a fundamental nature and cannot significantly affect the voting results.
As a result of this monitoring, the Group of GUAM Observers consider it possible to make a statement that the elections can be evaluated positively as they were both free and fair.