Moldova election visit: Day One

Posted: June 2nd, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: moldova, travel | No Comments »

Originally uploaded by Kari Käsper

Thanks to Open Estonia Foundation and Estonian European Movement, I have a great opportunity to participate as an election observer in the local government elections here in Moldova. Today we were briefed about the electoral system and the political situation and were divided into teams. I go to the east of the country, near the breakaway Transnistria region.

Tomorrow will be the hardest day of the visit, as we have to wake up early, drive around, visiting the polling stations all day, and observe the counting in one of them late evening when polls close. They vote from 7(!) to 21 here, so there is plenty of time to see.

It might be interesting to know that in addition to our delegation of 10 people, we have met at least two other Estonians observing elections here through different international organisations.

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