A year has passed since the local and parliamentary elections and the electoral reform is stagnant in the Parliament. The drafting of the Electoral Code, one of the essential solutions that would help avoid potential chaos in the organisation of the four rounds of elections in 2024, has not advanced at all. The period between 2021-2023 would have been an ideal break from the series of election campaigns in recent years to improve the legal and institutional framework, but also to review and implement the recommendations of international organisations such as the OSCE. Despite this opportunity, discussions are currently blocked.
At the same time, although political funding is a key issue for electoral integrity, it remains insufficiently addressed at the institutional and legislative level. The allocation of subsidies increased significantly, but the transparency of expenditure remains low, as most political parties are reluctant to disclose beneficiaries of public funds. The increased amounts are much higher than the needs of the parties and have the potential to seriously affect the equal opportunities of electoral competitors in 2024.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ELECTORAL REFORM?
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11 AM, online
We invite you on Thursday, October 14, to a debate on the direction that electoral reform should take, the implementation of international recommendations and standards and solutions for the political financing. EFOR invited representatives of political parties, MPs, oversight institutions and journalists. The event will start at 11 AM (EEST) and will be broadcast online on the Expert Forum Facebook page.
- Anca Dragu – President of the Senate
- Vasile Dâncu – President of the National Council, Social Democrat Party
- Kseniya Dashutsina – Election Adviser, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
- Loredana Irina Pop – Director of the Directorate for Training, Guidance and Support for Electoral Bodies within the Department for the Coordination of Electoral Bodies, Permanent Electoral Authority
- Ioana Constantin, Vicepresident, Popular Movement Party
To register for Zoom, please fill out the form below:
Contact: Septimius Pârvu – [email protected], 0787.638.315.
Event organised within the ”Effective Combat Against Corruption” (ECAC)” project funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), implemented by the Expert Forum in partnership with International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the CEELI Institute.