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Organizing elections during the pandemic. The scenarios of political parties

Expert Forum is pleased to invite you to the online debate Organizing elections during the pandemic. The scenarios of political parties that will take place on Thursday, June 4, between at 3 and 5 p.m. (Bucharest time). The event is organized in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and CEELI Institute and aims to open a discussion on the challenges of the organization of 2020 local and parliamentary elections in Romania.

The agenda will include presentations by high level representatives of political parties about their vision on legislative and practical challenges. The debate will focus on important stages of the electoral process such as the election campaign and its financing, submission of candidacies, transparency of electoral procedures, out of country voting and the safe organization of the election day.

The following representatives of political parties confirmed the participation:

  • Violeta Alexandru – Ministry of Labour / Head of Bucharest party branch, National Liberal Party
  • Florin Petre Manole – Deputy, Social Democrat Party (PSD)
  • Dan Barna – President, Save Romania Union (USR)
  • Victor Ponta, President, Pro România
  • Csoma Botond – Deputy, Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR)
  • Eugen Tomac – President, Popular Movement (PMP)
  • Dragoș Tudorache – President of the National Council & Member of the European Parliament, Plus

EFOR will also present the conclusions of a policy report which includes a series of measures that public authorities and political parties may take to reduce the risks associated with the spread of COVID 19 and which will be the starting point for the discussion.

The event will be broadcast on EFOR Facebook and platform. The event will take place in Romanian and English translation will be available only for registered participants.

Please confirm your participation on Zoom by filling in the following form. For additional information please contact us at [email protected] or at the phone number 0787.638.315 (Septimius Pârvu, Electoral Expert).


The event is part of a project funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), implemented by the Expert Forum in partnership with CEELI Institute – Central and Eastern European Law Initiative and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

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